Cabernet Franc

2014

This intriguing rendition of Cabernet Franc is comprised of fruit from three unique vineyards in the Columbia Valley. It leads off with the vibrant and fruit-forward Cabernet Franc from Double River Vineyard, followed by the more floral and perfumy Cabernet Franc from Les Collines Vineyard.

The Cab Franc was blended with Cabernet Sauvignon from Double River and Phinny Hill Vineyards, securing more volume and depth to this layered wine. The fruit was brought into the cellar at a desirable flavor profile and optimum ripeness, fermented separately and aged in the finest French and American oak for 20 months. During the spring of 2016 only the best barrels from each of these specific vineyard lots were selected for this beautiful representation of Cabernet Franc.

Captivating nuances of cherry, plum and cacao are very noticeable on the bouquet. Subtle hints of eucalyptus, dry grass, leather and thyme will complement the bright berry fruit aromas.

The initial taste is “fleshy” and round, revealing ripe red berry fruits, fine oak and refined tannin. The “sweet” mouth feel will showcase a film of dark berry fruit, underlined by a beam of acidity, ensuring plenty of structure, making it a notable food wine. It certainly can stand alone, but will be even better with curried pumpkin soup, grilled pork tenderloin and Hawaiian Pizza. Cheers!

Varieties

75% Cabernet Franc
25% Cab. Sauvignon

Appellation

Columbia Valley, WA

Vineyards

Double River Vineyard
Les Collines
Phinny Hill

Oak

88% French Oak
12% American Oak
75% New

Alcohol

14.8%

Production

391 Cases

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