Cabernet Franc 2014

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Cabernet Franc 2014

Columbia Valley

WINEMAKER NOTES

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!

Enjoy!

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Vintage: 2014
Varieties: 75% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Columbia Valley, Washington
Vineyards: Double River, Les Collines, Phinny Hill
Oak: 87.5% French oak, 12.5% American Oak, 75% new
Alcohol: 14.8%
Production: 391 cases

OTHER VINTAGES AVAILABLE
2012 2013

OTHER FOOD PAIRINGS

  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Hawaiian Pizza
  • Curried Pumpkin Soup