2014 Cabernet Franc

Appellation

Walla Walla Valley

Vineyards

Summit View Vineyard, Dugger Creek Vineyard, Watermill Vineyard

Fermentation

Small open top stainless steel tanks. The cap was gently punched down three times per day by hand.  After gently pressing, the young wine was transferred to French oak barrels to complete fermentation.

Aging

17 months in French oak barrels, 25% new

Tasting Notes

Expressing red fruit, lavender, baking spice, candied violet, and incense aromas, this Cabernet Franc opens with a bang. Flavors of black licorice, mixed berries, and mocha enhance the underlying smoke and herbaceous notes. Soft tannins and well-balanced acidity lend to a full mouthfeel and an earthy, spicy finish.

Drink or Hold.

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