2017 Desert Wind Cabernet Franc
The 2017 Cabernet Franc was picked late, in October, and fermented in open top bins with eight 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.
Desert Wind Vineyard, Wahluke Slope AVA
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, 8 days of skin contact
Aged 19 months in French Oak
Alcohol 14.7 % | TA 0.54 g/100ml | pH 3.72