DESCRIPTION   The Wahluke Slope itself is sort of an Eden in the middle of the high desert of Washington State.  A south-facing alluvial slope running for miles, it is formed of perfectly draining soils just rich enough to support most any crop you can imagine.  Grapes thrive here.  We have had the most luck at this site with Cabernet Franc and Syrah in particular. While we generally yield 7 to 9 barrels of wine from the site annually, just a fraction of that makes it to bottle.  Past vintages have typically been just a barrel or two (25 cases per barrel of wine) as we tend to scrutinize this wine more than any other for the simple fact that when Cabernet Franc is pristine, it rivals any other variety in the world.  

Perhaps the new bar for this wine to date, the 2015 Cabernet Franc from Weinbau Vineyard is textbook in both aroma and mouthfeel. This is truly a collision of new Washington State wine and old world style. Strawberry hard candy, lavender, and cassis saturate the palate. This is a vintage for the books!

Clone 2
100% Cabernet Franc
45% New French Bbls

3.71 pH
5.9 g/L TA
14.4% ABV
174 Cases Produced

Weinbau Vineyard
Wahluke Slope AVA
Elev. 836ft


92+ PTS

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