2008 OS Winery Cabernet Franc Champoux Vineyard

There’s a special spot in my heart for their wines, because I’ve spent a lot of time with eccentric wine-maker Owen. To generalize, their wines are flowery, pretty, and silky. Dark purple to garnet color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, black cherry, black raspberry, plum, cedar, leather, lots of stem and bell pepper, spice box, some oak, and not all that earthy. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, flowery, silky tannins, pretty black fruit component, with a sexy fruit and spice driven finish. I expected more layers, especially from this vineyard, but this grape and winery are still trying to find their way in WA state. Definitely worth a visit!    

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