Andrew Will

Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc

9.1110 ratings
9.036 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
Top Notes For
Steven Gullo

Ripe red fruits, cedar and graphite. Plenty of weight and tannin full bodied Cab Franc

Ripe red fruits, cedar and graphite. Plenty of weight and tannin full bodied Cab Franc

Sep 21st, 2019
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.3

I've had this twice recently. The first time, it had been open for hours; and I noted that classic, Chinon-like pencil shaving/graphite aroma and dark, bitter chocolate cherry fruit on the palate. I liked it.

However,  I liked it even more the second time, tight out of the bottle where it showed much more ripe, brambley raspberry fruits, and great interplay between juicy acidity and firm tannins.

I've had this twice recently. The first time, it had been open for hours; and I noted that classic, Chinon-like pencil shaving/graphite aroma and dark, bitter chocolate cherry fruit on the palate. I liked it.

However,  I liked it even more the second time, tight out of the bottle where it showed much more ripe, brambley raspberry fruits, and great interplay between juicy acidity and firm tannins.

4 people found it helpfulAug 5th, 2015
Severn Goodwin

A northwestern Cabernet Franc to pair with our second Nor'easter in less than a week...

A lovely wine, great nose of dusty blackberry with pencil shavings, no green notes at all. The palate has solid varietal profile, dark chocolate, raspberry, strawberry (light), medium-light acid with mid level tannins. For $33 this is a great bottle, showing wonderful after only a 30 minute decant.

A northwestern Cabernet Franc to pair with our second Nor'easter in less than a week...

A lovely wine, great nose of dusty blackberry with pencil shavings, no green notes at all. The palate has solid varietal profile, dark chocolate, raspberry, strawberry (light), medium-light acid with mid level tannins. For $33 this is a great bottle, showing wonderful after only a 30 minute decant.

1 person found it helpfulMar 8th, 2018
Lauren Harner

Tastes like pizza with green peppers

Tastes like pizza with green peppers

1 person found it helpfulOct 3rd, 2015
Matt Sterr

Dark plum. Unctuous mouthfeel. Mmmm

Dark plum. Unctuous mouthfeel. Mmmm

Aug 25th, 2016
Mark Lindzy

Fresh fruit, big tannins, bright acid. #winning

Fresh fruit, big tannins, bright acid. #winning

Nov 18th, 2015
Peter Plaehn

On a bit of a Cab Franc tear lately. Jammy

On a bit of a Cab Franc tear lately. Jammy

Nov 8th, 2015
Nick Apone

2013 vintage. Odd nose, band-aids. Med richness of fruit, tannic finish, odd wine overall.

2013 vintage. Odd nose, band-aids. Med richness of fruit, tannic finish, odd wine overall.

Feb 18th, 2015
Kent Waliser

So utterly cab franc.

So utterly cab franc.

Nov 20th, 2014
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.7

Gr8 value #Washington #CabernetFranc that breaks neither the nor palate. Drink while the big guns age.

Gr8 value #Washington #CabernetFranc that breaks neither the nor palate. Drink while the big guns age.

Oct 10th, 2014