Isenhower Cellars

Purple Paintbrush Cabernet Franc Blend

9.15 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Franc Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Roughly one year since last tasting. White pepper, herb and veg notes in nose. Blackberry, cherry and cassis notes in mouth, later, barrel smoke, good tannin structure, slight bitterness and black pepper in finish with skin astringency on top of mouth. Good depth of flavor, shows strengths of WA state cab franc. Well made, excellent wine. Drinking well now but ageworthy

Roughly one year since last tasting. White pepper, herb and veg notes in nose. Blackberry, cherry and cassis notes in mouth, later, barrel smoke, good tannin structure, slight bitterness and black pepper in finish with skin astringency on top of mouth. Good depth of flavor, shows strengths of WA state cab franc. Well made, excellent wine. Drinking well now but ageworthy

Nov 4th, 2017
David Shaw

Deep purple red in color. Cherry, berry, black pepper, green vegetable and herb notes in nose. Cherry, black currant and black pepper in mouth. Fruit forward, with lots of fine grain seed tannins, driving the bitterness and black pepper on finish. 88% cab franc shines through here

Deep purple red in color. Cherry, berry, black pepper, green vegetable and herb notes in nose. Cherry, black currant and black pepper in mouth. Fruit forward, with lots of fine grain seed tannins, driving the bitterness and black pepper on finish. 88% cab franc shines through here

Oct 24th, 2016
Alex Crown

Sales Cornerstone Cellars

9.2

Another gem from @IsenhowerWines. They're seriously making some great #wine #WallaWalla #WAWine

Another gem from @IsenhowerWines. They're seriously making some great #wine #WallaWalla #WAWine

Dec 10th, 2014
Jennifer G

So-so. Not as spicy as the Cabernet Sauvignons I like.

So-so. Not as spicy as the Cabernet Sauvignons I like.

Oct 7th, 2017
Michael Arkoosh

Michael had this 5 years ago

Michael had this 5 years ago

Nov 28th, 2015