Notes of bright red, tart fruit on the nose including raspberry, cranberry and currant accompanied by leather and smoke. The pallet add hints of anise with balanced acidity and brisk tannins.
A warm summer led to an early start to harvest, followed by a stretch of lower than average temperatures in late September that slowed ripening so grapes hung longer without sugars skyrocketing, providing balance, more flavor development and concentration. A long but successful harvest!
|Vintage:||2013||Grape Varietals:||100% Cabernet Franc||ABV:||14.2%|
|Aging:||20% new French oak with the remaining 80% older French oak.|
Crushed gently and dropped by gravity into 1.5 ton bins, cold soaked 48 to 72 hours, then inoculated with a variety of yeasts, hand punched and pressed directly to barrel where the wine finished both primary and secondary fermentations. The best barrels of the separate lots of Cabernet Franc were combined after 12 months of barrel aging and allowed to coalesce for an additional 6 months.
Appelation: Wahluke Slope
Vineyards: • 86% Weinbau Vineyard (Wahluke Slope) • 9% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard (Red Mountain) • 5% Tapteil Vineyard (Red Mountain)
Blend: • 100% Cabernet Franc
Cooperage: 20% new French oak with the remaining 80% older French oak. Select barrels from the best forests of Taransaud, Millet, Vicard, Boutes and Dargaud and Jaegle coopers.
|Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|750ml||12||Glass||8 57051 00016 5||1 08 57051 00016 2||$45.00|