VALO Cabernet Franc, Royal Slope ‘Conner Lee Vineyard Reserve’ 2020

The Cabernet Franc coming from the Conner Lee Vineyard sits on pure sandy soils, which gives the wine some lovely minerality and structure. Aged in 60% new French oak, it delivers a shimmering dark purple core with a neon pink rim in the glass. It explodes with phenomenal notes of sliced black plum, boysenberry, toasted green peppercorn, fresh mint, dried thyme, and potpourri. Tannins are grippy and needs a year or two to settle down, but the elevated acidity helps balance everything out. Better in 2024. Just 145 cases made. Highly recommended.
96 $75 2024-2034

United States Washington Columbia Valley

J. Young March, 2023  

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