Moody Vineyard overlooks the Deschutes River as it flows into the Columbia, and it has become a stellar piece in the Bordeaux program for Robb Bell downstream in Hood River, Ore. It’s a classic example of Cab Franc from the start as fresh herbs, rose hips, earthiness and eucalyptus are joined by beautiful purple fruit and an elegant tannin structure. A pinch of black pepper and underlying mushroom tones call for poultry dishes and roasted vegetables. Award: McMinnville Wine Classic (double gold).
Rating: Platinum, 93 points
Production: 200 cases