Portrait Cellars, Cabernet Franc 2009, Red Mountain, Washington
Tasting Note: Cabernet franc may well find one of its ideal warm-weather growing sites in Washington state’s Red-Mountain AVA, and this bottle proves the heights and depth of complexity the grape can reach here.
Deep-intensity ruby in color, this wine has a pronounced, aromatic nose of black plum, black raspberry, rhubarb, hibiscus, bramble and black cherry.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied cabernet franc is silky smooth in texture with medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by ripe, fine-grained medium-plus tannin.
This wine has mid-palate complexity, varietal definition and a developed flavor profile that would appeal not only to cabernet franc lovers but to cabernet sauvignon lovers alike.
Concentrated goodness if you can find it – yum!
Bottle Note: Portrait Cellars is a small family vineyard and winery that features Eve Shaw’s portrait and landscape art on our labels, and Ed Shaw’s meticulously handcrafted red wine. This label is Eve’s self-portrait with our vineyard and Red Mountain in the background. Our wine is 100% estate grown and produced with the help of loving family and friends at our vineyard located in the world-famous Red Mountain appellation. Our goal is to create wine in small quantities that best expresses the high quality of the fruit we grow.
Tasting Date: November 22, 2018