I’m home from my conference in Yakima, and surprise, surprise, it has been raining. The story of my life this spring. So, this evening, I’m drinking a wine that reminds me of sunnier places – Italy. It’s a Facelli Winery Cabernet Franc. Facelli is located in Woodinville, Washington, and we visited the tasting room in September 2010. It was on that trip that we picked up this particular bottle.
This Cabernet Franc has a chocolate and cherry nose, and it tastes like tart dark cherries and raspberry. The tartness is a characteristic of the Italian wines, and is one of the things I really like about it. One of my favorite things about the Facelli wines is that they don’t have the heavy oak that so many of Jon’s favorite wines have.
All in all, this is a wonderful light red – it would be great with a pasta dinner!