Boudreaux Cellars 2006 Frangiovese Desert Hills Vineyard

Boudreaux Cellars is located in Icicle Creek Canyon in Leavenworth, Washington – one of the state’s most picturesque locations. Winemaker Rob Newsom learned winemaking by picking the brains of some of Washington’s finest, including Gary and Chris Figgins (Leonetti Cellar) and John Abbott (Abeja).

Newsom’s wines all have a distinctive style marked by cola, licorice, and layers of dark fruit. They are bold and intense and benefit from significant time in the cellar or extended decanting. This wine is a Frankenstein mixture of Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese called, appropriately, Frangiovese.

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See Wine Peeps’ Spotlight on Boudreaux Cellars here.

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Boudreaux Cellars Frangiovese Desert Hills Vineyard, Washington State 2006

A classic Boudreaux Cellars nose with light spice, especially white pepper, lying above a dark sea of fruit. A dark, edgy wine loaded with cola as well as black and brown licorice. Dry with a pretty large lick of tannins. Gets quite spicy on the palate as it opens up. Recommend additional bottle aging or extended decanting. Cab Franc; Sangiovese. 13.1% alcohol.

$30

Sean P. Sullivan

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