Savage Grace

Rattlesnake Hills Cabernet Franc

8.818 ratings
8.87 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
David Shaw

Revisiting vintage Great length of fruit here, especially the pluminess.

Revisiting vintage Great length of fruit here, especially the pluminess.

Jan 31st, 2022
David Shaw

Dark Ruby red, very good clarity, moderate pigment extraction. Leather, herb and white pepper nose. Plum, cherry and white pepper flavor, white pepper finish with tart plum aftertaste

Dark Ruby red, very good clarity, moderate pigment extraction. Leather, herb and white pepper nose. Plum, cherry and white pepper flavor, white pepper finish with tart plum aftertaste

Jan 4th, 2022
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
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
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
Maral Papakhian

Direct Sales Associate/Social Media Manager Barnett Vineyards

8.5

Maral had this 7 years ago

Maral had this 7 years ago

Apr 6th, 2015