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93 • Pend d'Oreille 2007 Weinbeau Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley $21.
Dark ruby color. Interesting aromas of violet candy, pecan praline and cherry chocolate milkshake with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, warm and tangy craisin, mint tea, and peppery spice finish. Very appetizing. (tasted on Aug-08-2011)
92 • Laurel Lake 2007 Cabernet Franc, North Fork of Long Island $19.99. Best Buy.
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of wax, roasted cashew brittle, singed herbs, and baked berries with a supple dryish medium body and a clay, tomato leaf, roasted carrot, and nut shell accented finish. A nice dry table wine that will work great with pot roasts. (tasted on Jul-21-2011)
92 • Maryhill 2008 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley $16.95. Best Buy.
Leafy aromas of grilled tomatoes on the vine, parsley, thyme and roasted berries with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a racy pomegranate, cocoa, sandalwood and clay finish. A very appealing and versatile table wine, especially with Italian cuisine. (tasted on Aug-08-2011)
90 • Heritage 2009 Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain $25.
Aromas of potter's clay, cashew butter, cherry pie, mocha, and melted vanilla toffee with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, savory pomegranate, salt and pepper, and tomato relish finish. A seamless, delicious table wine to pair with roasted duck. (tasted on Jul-21-2011)
88 • Maryhill 2008 Proprietor's Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley $24.95.
Pale ruby color. Aromas of chocolate mousse, roasted nuts, and berries and clay with a supple dryish medium body and toasted wood accent and hay accents on the finish. (tasted on Aug-08-2011)
88 • Atwater 2007 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes $14. Best Buy.
Ruby black color. Rich aromas of cherries, plum sauce and cocoa with a silky, dry medium body and a willowy lime, apple skin, and grassy earth accented finish with dusty tannins. (tasted on Jul-21-2011)
86 • Reeder Mesa 2009 Cabernet Franc, Grand Valley $26.
Bright ruby color. Aromas of cherry and raspberry sorbet with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and touch of warm pickled pepper and pencil shavings on the finish. A fun zippy sipper, reminiscent of zinfandel. (tasted on Aug-08-2011)
84 • Heron Hill 2008 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes $14.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Aroma of smoked jerky, craisin, cocoa and pepper with a supple medium body and a nut, mineral ore and grassy herb accented finish. (tasted on Jul-21-2011)