Fourth-generation Sonoma winemaker Michael Sebastiani has been on Robb Bell’s team since the start of this Columbia Gorge brand, and the tandem displayed a delicious consistency to their Cabernet Franc program by earning Platinums for back-to-back vintages within the same judging. Tones of toasted oak with sprinkles of Herbes de Provence join red currant, boysenberry and menthol for an easy drink that finishes with bright fruit as the focus. Fortunately, they increased production by three barrels over the 2016 vintage. Award: Great Northwest Invitational (gold).
Rating: Platinum, 93 points
Production: 275 cases