2018 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

The 2018 vintage in the Walla Walla Valley was ideal, with September and October being perfect for ripening Cabernet Franc. Warm days and cold nights preserved the freshness of the fruit. The wine opens with aromas of cassis, black cherry, spiced chocolate, anise, cigar box and graphite followed by flavors of red plum fruit with notes of sassafras, baking spice and roasted cocoa nibs. All nicely framed with fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity.

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