Savage Grace

Rattlesnake Hills Cabernet Franc

8.811 ratings
8.75 pro ratings
Yakima Valley, 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
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

8.5

Ripe to over ripe plums dominate the nose

Ripe to over ripe plums dominate the nose

Jun 21st, 2016
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.2

Youthful, with loads of red fruit, cedar/tobacco and tannins. Signature Red Willow profile without the heavy extraction and concentration. This will reward a few years in the cellar.

Youthful, with loads of red fruit, cedar/tobacco and tannins. Signature Red Willow profile without the heavy extraction and concentration. This will reward a few years in the cellar.

Feb 26th, 2016
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

8.8

Very light bodied. Quite charming.

Very light bodied. Quite charming.

Feb 15th, 2014
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

A throwback to my first harvest. This was bottled after only a few months in neutral barrels. Still very youthful, but fleshing out a bit. Wish I had kept some more of these.

A throwback to my first harvest. This was bottled after only a few months in neutral barrels. Still very youthful, but fleshing out a bit. Wish I had kept some more of these.

May 29th, 2017
Jen Schultz

Waiting for our flight.

Waiting for our flight.

Dec 7th, 2016
Willie Carter

Just an outstanding pour from a small production Washington winery. Gorgeous nose of red berries, floral notes, and less herb than I expected. This is a young, delicate wine that is quite Loire-ish in structure. Strawberries, cherries, plums, and herbs. Wonderful, wonderful acidity with plenty of greenness. I hope you don't love your Franc overoaked because this ain't it. Fresh is the word of the day here. This reminds me how much I love Cab Franc.

Just an outstanding pour from a small production Washington winery. Gorgeous nose of red berries, floral notes, and less herb than I expected. This is a young, delicate wine that is quite Loire-ish in structure. Strawberries, cherries, plums, and herbs. Wonderful, wonderful acidity with plenty of greenness. I hope you don't love your Franc overoaked because this ain't it. Fresh is the word of the day here. This reminds me how much I love Cab Franc.

Nov 20th, 2016
Chris Holinger

Solid, incredibly well balanced Cab Franc. Long finish and a little dry.

Solid, incredibly well balanced Cab Franc. Long finish and a little dry.

Jan 17th, 2014
Maral Papakhian

Direct Sales Associate/Social Media Manager Barnett Vineyards

8.5

Maral had this 3 years ago

Maral had this 3 years ago

Apr 6th, 2015
Michaela Baltasar

Michaela had this 4 years ago

Michaela had this 4 years ago

Apr 11th, 2014
Meredith Sciarrio

Meredith had this 2 years ago

Meredith had this 2 years ago

Sep 16th, 2016