This Yakima Valley blend from Dineen Vineyard has structure and acidity like that of an old world wine, which should give it length in the cellar. Both varietal components were raised in Catherine’s Block by owner Patrick Dineen and Vineyard Manager Patrick Rawn. The cool location brings out the spice and savory notes you expect in a rich Cab Franc, coupled with dark berry and chocolate from the firm helping of Cabernet. Violets emerge with decanting and time spent in air. Thanks to the Two Pats! Bottled on 6/26/10; 100 cases produced; pH 3.47, TA 6.30 g/L.
60% Cabernet Franc (Dineen Vineyard)
40% Cabernet Sauvignon (Dineen Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months in 75% once used Saury Reserve American Oak and the balance seasoned French oak by Alain Fouquet).