Our most floral reserve wine displays the ripe cassis, cherries and dried rose petal aromas of perfectly ripened Cabernaet Franc. Generous and smooth textured, our lucious belnd shows off the best of our 2015 vintage Cabernet Franc supported by it's classic Merlot complement.
Vintage 2015 was hot and dry, like 2007, from late spring
through to final days of harvest. Due to the early flowering
and a hot June, vines produced tiny grapes. The small crop
ripened early in the Fall with a high skin-to-juice ratio yielding
black-colored wines dense with richness and tannin. 2015 in
Washington is both lovely young and age worthy for decades
with the density of glycerin, tannin and perfumed fruit.
We machine harvested the Merlot with the most advanced
Pellenc Selectif Harvester on September 15 and hand harvested
the Cabernet Franc on September 25. We fermented for twelve
days in 2 and 4-ton fermenters developing powerful extraction
of flavors and tannins. Fermentation finished in puncheons and
traditional Bordeaux barrels where we aged on lees in a modern
style developing savory tones complementary to the powerful
fruit. After 16 months, we blended and bottled our favorite barrel
selection for this vibrant and youthful blend. Egg white fined and
filtered for clarity at bottling, this rich wine will age for a decade
or more. Enjoy with a host of foods throughout the seasons.
1,105 6-pack cases/750ml
100% Columbia Valley|100% Conner Lee