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Hamilton Cellars Weinbau Cabernet Franc 2013 – Echoes the Loire with Fruit-Restraint, Subtlety and Complexity of Flavor

Hamilton Cellars, Weinbau Cabernet Franc 2013, Columbia Valley, Washington, Wine Casual

Hamilton Cellars, Weinbau Cabernet Franc 2013, Columbia Valley, Washington

Tasting Note: A Washington-state cabernet franc that echoes the Loire with fruit-restraint, subtlety and complexity of flavor.

Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of black plum, black tea, dried crushed violet petal with just a hint of mature cedar.

On the palate the dry, the medium-plus-bodied cabernet franc is medium in acidity with ripe-and-tart-at-moments black fruit.

There is midpalate complexity and balance between the fruit and acidity with ripe, medium tannin. A winning cabernet franc.

Bottle Note: Consulting winemaker Charlie Hoppes has crafted this 100% Cabernet Franc with fruit from one of Washington’s premier vineyards – Weinbau Vineyard. There is a great concentration of red fruit on the palate accentuated with an underlying layer of blueberry. Aged for 25 months in a combination of French and American oak.

Rating: 93 points
Price: $35
Alcohol: 14.7%
Tasted: Dinner at Hedges Family Estate Winery, Benton City, Washington
Tasting Date: October 3, 2018

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