Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2014 Estate Cabernet Franc

July 13, 2019 

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley

A proud product of Washington State University, Deborah Hansen favors working with Cabernet Franc off her Cougar Hills Vineyard near Seven Hills. The nose of smoky oak, baking spice and Van cherry transitions to a fruit-filled palate loaded with blackberry, blueberry and plum. Cordial cherries and roasted bell pepper linger within the impeccably managed tannins. During Wine Press Northwest magazine’s “Bordeaux Gems” tasting earlier in the year, this release ranked among the best examples of Cabernet Franc.

Rated “Outstanding!” by Wine Press Northwest. (14.1% alc.)

Price: $32

Cases produced: 885

Food pairings: The Hansens suggest serving their Cab Franc with Lamb Gyros

Walla Walla tasting room:
50 Frenchtown
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 529-5980

Woodinville tasting room:
14366 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 398-9999

Spokane tasting room:
8 N. Post, Suite 6
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 241-3850

Dundee tasting room:
1410 N Highway 99W, Suite 100
Dundee, OR 97115
(971) 832-8332

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