Last week I opened a bottle of Cowan Vineyards 2005 Estate Cabernet Franc – and it was even better than I remembered. If you don’t know Cowan Vineyards, then it’s time you did. If you’ve never enjoyed Cabernet Franc, then it’s time you did that too. I like this wine.
I found aromas of mixed berries and spice with gentle oak, following through in the mouth with a great finish – a well balanced wine. Kudos.
This is a 100% estate grown and bottled wine. While Cabernet Franc is traditionally a blending varietal, here it stands on its own. The reason is obvious, Washington climate, a talented grower and winemaker.
My first visit to Cowan Vineyards in Prosser and my first experience tasting their wines, was during the Yakima Spring Barrel weekend this May. Their tasting room is open 7 days a week 10 am - 5 pm. Definitely worth your time to stop by and taste. I found the staff very helpful and friendly when I last visited. This is a Prosser winery, just off Interstate 82.
Cowan Vineyards, 2880 Lee Road, Suite E, Prosser,WA 99350
Phone: (509) 788-0200, Fax: (509) 788-0800
Woodinville Tasting Room, 19501 144th Ave. NE, Suite C-1200, Woodinville, WA 98072
Phone: (206) 384-0327
Learn more about Cowan vineyards on their website: http://www.cowanvineyards.com/