Ginkgo Forest Winery 2013 Cabernet Franc, Wahluke Slope, $30
Owner Mike Thiede grows his fruit and makes his wine along the Columbia River near the dusty town of Mattawa on the Wahluke Slope. In the past few years, Ginkgo Forest has developed into one of the best little wineries in region, and this delicious Cab Franc is another example of why. Aromas of cedar, red currant and black cherry lead to flavors of blueberry, dried herbs and intense cherry. Underlying tannins provide the perfect amount of structure throughout. This won gold at the 2016 Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival wine competition.
Production: 120 cases