2014 Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley
We have worked with Cabernet Franc as a blending varietal in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pentad (our top cuvée) for two decades. This bottling comes from our McClellan Estate Vineyard and Summit View Vineyard at the south end of the Walla Walla Valley. We believe this wine captures the varietal characteristics of Cabernet Franc while also expressing the unique terroir of this part of the Walla Walla Valley.
The wine is a medium ruby color with a nose revealing aromas of tobacco leaf, spice, red fruits, dried herb, mint, and a faint woodsiness. The palate is generous with raspberry and blueberry fruits, broadly integrated tannins, layered earthiness, and a long, pretty finish.