CADENCE Red Wine 'Bel Canto' 2013

This stunning new release from Cadence is a silky blend of 75% Cabernet Franc, and 25% Merlot which was sourced from Red Mountain’s low-yielding Cara Mia Vineyard.  From start to finish, this Right Bank style wine knocks it out of the park.  Notes of herb and pencil shavings on the nose give way to cranberries and black pepper on the palate, offering a firm but elegant mouthfeel.  The Merlot rounds off the corners, but the Cabernet Franc clearly runs the show here. The Bel Canto impressively weaves together the fruit, minerality, and texture as tannins are currently rather grippy and tightly wound in this young red.  The fruit continues to evolve with time in the glass and it will be interesting to see how this beautiful wine evolves over the next 15 years. (Best 2017-2032) - July, 2017 (OB)


Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: July, 2017
  • Producer:  Cadence
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Drinking Window: 2017-2032
  • Estimated Value: $50
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Washington
  • Appellation: Red Mountain
  • Importer: N/A

Find More: Washington: Vol. II (2015/2016), WASHINGTON 2013

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