2012 Cabernet Franc : Columbia Valley
Cabernet Franc on its own alone, but not lonely, because this wine has so many friends. Two wonderful vineyards are paired in this wine to express the character of the varietal, sometimes savory and herbal in the finish, but full flavored and complex with concentrated dark berry fruit. Ciel du Cheval Vineyard is positioned on Red Mountain at the eastern end of the Yakima Valley, and Dineen Vineyard at the far west end of the valley. Both vineyards excel at winegrowing with differences in terroir highlighting Dineen for fruit forward complexity and Ciel du Cheval for rich tannins and length of finish. Enjoy!
Bottled on 7/27/14; 100 cases produced; Alcohol: 14.03%; pH 3.52, TA 5.84 g/L.
100% Cabernet Franc (75% Dineen Vineyard, 25% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months in Export style barrels of seasoned French oak from Tonnellerie de Jarnac, Vernou, and Vicard.