Barrage Cellars 2009 Alias cabernet franc

Good god, Kevin’s done it again.

Tasted at 61-64 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: young and voluptuous garnet. Nose: cassis, jar of freshly cracked black peppercorns, purple flowers, raspberry. Mouthfeel: full-bodied with some spicy bite. Tail trail: 10 seconds. Flavors: eau de black pepper, black violet, black asphalt, cumin, cola nut, clove, nutmeg. Great front label portrait!

Alcohol: 14.9%. Bacchus Vineyard. Columbia Valley AVA. 100%. Aged 36 months. Power: 3/5. Balance: 3/5. Depth: 4/5. Finesse: 3/5. Rated: 93. Value: $45. Paid: $35. This is WAwineman… uncorked, uneducated but not uncouth.

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