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Portrait Cellars Cabernet Franc 2009 – Proves the Heights and Depth of Complexity the Cab Franc Can Reach in Red Mountain

Portrait Cellars, Cabernet Franc 2009, Red Mountain, Washington (Wine Casual, 95 Points)

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.

Rating: 95 points
Price: $45+
Alcohol: 15.6%
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: November 22, 2018

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