2017 :Nota Bene Cabernet Franc – Yakima Valley
Cabernet Franc on its own, alone, but not lonely, because this wine has so many friends. We have worked with the fruit from Dineen Vineyard and Ciel du Cheval for many years and have come to appreciate the varietal; sometimes savory and herbal finish, but full flavored and complex with concentrated, dark-berry fruit. Dineen Vineyard is located at the cooler far west end of the Yakima Valley. Ciel du Cheval Vineyard is situated at the east end of the valley where temperatures run warm. This terroir produces rich tannins and length of finish, which leads us back to these vineyards year after year.
- Bottled 7/27/19
- 100 cases produced
- Alcohol 14.6%
- pH 3.84, TA 5.9 g/L.
75% Cabernet Franc (Dineen Vineyard)
25% Cabernet Franc (Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
Barrels: This wine was aged 22 months in Export-style barriques of seasoned French oak from Ton. de Jarnac, once used French oak from Ton. Ô, and seasoned French oak by Ton. Vernou,