2017 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

This 2017 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Franc showcases the remarkable quality we can obtain from this classic Bordeaux varietal in this beautiful valley. The wine opens with aromas of fresh blackberry, savory herb, anise, cigar box and graphite.  Deeply flavored with raspberry, Bing cherry fruit along with notes of sassafras, wild rosehip tea and roasted cocoa nibs. All nicely framed with fin-grained tannins and fresh acidity. A delicious bottle of wine!

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