Cadence Bel Canto (2018)

Wine Notes

Appellation: Yakima Valley
Region: Columbia Valley
State: Washington
Varietal: 73% Cabernet Franc, 27% Merlot

Tasting Notes

Always a Right Bank style of wine, the sumptuous 2018 Bel Canto Cara Mia Vineyard blends 73% Cabernet Franc and the remainder Merlot, all sourced from the Cara Mia vineyard on Red Mountain. The red rose petal aromatics from the Cabernet Franc really sing, as red currants, dusty soils and black cherry cordial tones all take shape in the glass. The palate is soft and shows great depth, a silky mouthfeel and beautiful length. Refined tannins line a beautiful core of red and dark fruits with cocoa powder, scorched earth and tobacco leaf undertones. This is quite frankly one of the great wines made this vintage. Give it at least an hour’s decant before consuming. -- Owen Bargreen