2017 Cabernet Franc

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Blend – 90% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation – Walla Walla Valley
VineyardSouthwind (Estate)

Wine Analysis
5.5 grams/L Total Acidity
3.82 pH
14.5% Alcohol

Techniques – Tank fermented with gentle Pulsair. 18 day maceration. Aged on fine lees and racked once before bottling.

Oak Program – 24% new French oak

Production – 3,000 bottles
Retail Price – $45
UPC – 856589001026

Current & Past Scores
2016 – 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2016 – 91 Points, Intl. Wine Report
2015 – 92 Points, Intl. Wine Report
2015 – 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2013 – 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2012 – 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast

Winemaker’s Notes
Southwind Estate Vineyard makes its debut this year with the release of our vineyard designate 2017 Cabernet Franc. The vineyard lies on the Oregon side of the Walla Walla Valley, perched high on a ridge of ancient lava flows overlooking the beautiful Walla Walla Valley. The diversity in elevation and soil profiles make it an extremely special place to grow grapes. Varietal typicity is spot on from the floral aromatics to the dark fruits, slate, and mineral. This generous vino is fabulously food friendly and fantastically franc-o-licious!