This pale red wine has aromas of fresh flowers, smokey bacon, cassis, ripe plum and caramel. On the palate find bramble, ripe raspberries, cayenne pepper spiced chocolate and a touch of apple peel. The finish is powerful yet silky with lingering flavors of black cherry and ripe raspberries highlighted by hints of cocoa bean, mint and leather.
Picked from the Riverview block overlooking the Umatilla River as it flows to the Columbia. This Cab Franc was blended from a selection of the freerun barrels that brought forth the structure and fine tannins that this variety is known for. Twenty months in mostly new French oak barrels mellowed out the wine just enough to give it an elegance that suits the intensity of the fruit.
Enjoy with duck Sausage with fennel and peppercorns, grilled albacore tuna and butternut squash.