In his previous life, Kevin Brown was a Seattle software executive with strong ties to a pair of now publicly traded companies. He’s into his second decade as a Washington winemaker, and his work has merited seven Platinums in the past two years. This blend of Cabernet Franc (35%), Malbec (35%) and Merlot off the Wahluke Slope carries a theme of cherries, bittersweet chocolate, toast and Big Hunk nougat. Presented in a bright style, it leaves plenty of room for a long finish of cherry juice. Awards: Great Northwest Invitational (double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold).
Rating: Double Platinum, 96 points
Production: 125 cases