Cadence

Cara Mia Vineyard Camerata Cabernet Franc Blend

9.258 ratings
9.08 pro ratings
Red Mountain, Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Megan Stockton

Nice garrique notes and minerality. Classic red mountain fruit. Would definitely buy again.

Nice garrique notes and minerality. Classic red mountain fruit. Would definitely buy again.

Sep 21st, 2020
Dr. Owen Bargreen

This Cabernet dominant wine is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot sourced from the Cara Mia Vineyard on Red Mountain. The 2015 version is heavy on the Cabernet compared to other vintages. A little more approachable than the Bel Canto right now, you’ll still be rewarded for cellaring it. The palate shows wonderful black pepper, green bell pepper, a bit of crushed gravel, and after a bit of decanting, the blackberries express themselves as well. Strong mouth coating tannins finish off this bold effort nicely. Drink 2020-2040- 93

This Cabernet dominant wine is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot sourced from the Cara Mia Vineyard on Red Mountain. The 2015 version is heavy on the Cabernet compared to other vintages. A little more approachable than the Bel Canto right now, you’ll still be rewarded for cellaring it. The palate shows wonderful black pepper, green bell pepper, a bit of crushed gravel, and after a bit of decanting, the blackberries express themselves as well. Strong mouth coating tannins finish off this bold effort nicely. Drink 2020-2040- 93

Feb 19th, 2019
Austin Beeman

Dark and spicy blend with lots of green and red peppers. Interesting take on a mature Washington Red.

Dark and spicy blend with lots of green and red peppers. Interesting take on a mature Washington Red.

Dec 2nd, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Sweet spice and red fruit with a sour dried cherry on the palate. Very nice!!

Sweet spice and red fruit with a sour dried cherry on the palate. Very nice!!

Nov 20th, 2016
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.2

Big red fruit, even after 9 years, but this manages to keep everything in balance, which isn't easy to do with Red Mountain. No signs of fading any time soon.

Big red fruit, even after 9 years, but this manages to keep everything in balance, which isn't easy to do with Red Mountain. No signs of fading any time soon.

Apr 12th, 2015
Greg Giere

From magnum.

From magnum.

Jul 7th, 2018
Benjamin Shirk

McCarthy & Schiering, $27

Complex fruit, not too much oak, really nice

McCarthy & Schiering, $27

Complex fruit, not too much oak, really nice

Sep 11th, 2022
Sarah Milsow-Guenther

Another phenomenal vintage from Cadence. Needed to open up a little bit boy did it shine once it did. Lovely wine.

Another phenomenal vintage from Cadence. Needed to open up a little bit boy did it shine once it did. Lovely wine.

Aug 5th, 2022
Sarah Milsow-Guenther

This one has held up beautifully. Went very well with our steak dinner last night.

This one has held up beautifully. Went very well with our steak dinner last night.

Aug 8th, 2020
Heather Robinson

Delicious, robust but food friendly. Had at hone wine tasting, wouldn’t spend $60 but maybe $35?

Delicious, robust but food friendly. Had at hone wine tasting, wouldn’t spend $60 but maybe $35?

Jul 26th, 2020