2018 Estate Cabernet Franc

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2018 Estate Cabernet Franc
2018 Estate Cabernet Franc

The soil profile on the Wahluke Slope is a thin layer of loamy fine sand on top of a deep layer of gravelly glacial outwash. The resulting wines are deeply concentrated and complex.  The 2018 Cabernet Franc shows this concentration and complexity well into the finish.

90 points Wine Enthusiast

Tasting notes

Bright masserated strawberry, fresh oak

Production notes

Pick decisions are based equally on grape juice chemistry (Brix/pH/TA), as well as flavor and physical maturity of the grapes. Harvested early in the morning, the hand-picked grapes are promptly delivered to the winery for immediate processing. Whole-cluster sorted to remove any material other than grapes (MOG), before being destemmed and lightly crushed into 1-ton fermenters. The must is allowed to rest for 24 hours before inoculation with a selected yeast strain. The must is gently punched-down twice daily to ensure proper phenolic extraction. When fermentation is nearly complete the free-run wine is pumped directly into a combination of French and American oak barrels (225L).  Barrel aged 22 months, followed by another year in bottle before release.

Our Cabernet Franc block (planted in 2000) is located on the Northwest corner of our Estate Riverbend Vineyard. 

VarietalCabernet Franc
Varietal Composition90% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 2% Syrah
AppellationWahluke Slope
VineyardEstate Riverbend Vineyard
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date08/2020
Cases Produced343

90 points Wine Enthusiast

Estate Riverbend Vineyard

Tyler Armour

Mike Wade

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