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2017 Desert Wind Cabernet Franc

The 2017 Cabernet Franc was picked late in October and fermented in open top bins with 8 days of skin contact. Our Cabernet Franc tends to be quite robust, so extra care was taken to gently extract tannins and color during the fermentation process. After fermentation, the wine was aged for 19 months in barrel, with some French oak to complement the fruit flavors. This wine has a nice silky structure, and exhibits notes of raspberry, blueberry, plum, and spice with a subtle herbal note.
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$420.00 per Case
 
 Desert Wind Vineyard, Wahluke Slope, WA | Harvested on October 20th, 2017 | Cases: 150
90% Cabernet Franc, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Syrah, 1% Merlot
Open top fermentations with twice daily punch downs, an average of 8 days of skin contact. Aged 19 months in French Oak
Alcohol 14.7 % | TA 0.54 g/100ml | pH 3.72

Vineyard Designation

Wahluke Slope

Wine Profile

Vintage 2017
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal 100% Cabernet Franc
Appellation Columbia Valley
Size 750 ml