19% Cabernet Franc
Location: Columbia Valley/Yakima, Washington
Slide Mountain Vineyard
An unusual (or as Murphy's Law puts it, "disastrous") blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Sangiovese. Harvested carefully and with love and attention to each cluster of grapes. Then carried gently to press and then into cold fermenters. Fermented in small 1.5 ton tanks. Punch-downs daily. Gravity fed to barrel with single racking before bottling. Barrel aged for 9 months
An inky-dark purple hue. Vibrant nose of plum, cherry and cassis.
The palate is filled with plums and grilled meats with hints of smoke and black mission
fig. The sturdy tannins along with classic Washington state acidity stretch into the long
and elegant finish.