2015 Cabernet Franc
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The grapes for Columbia Winery Cabernet Franc were destemmed at the winery and then transferred to tanks. Fermentation occurred at a minimum of 85°F in small-lot, stainless steel tanks. During fermentation, pump-overs were used for extraction of intense color and flavor. Malolactic fermentation was completed to create a round mouthfeel. All lots were barrel aged in 225 and 265-liter barrels for 16 months in a combination of 62% French and 38% American oak barrels, 38% of which were new.
Our Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Franc offers flavors of blackberry, and currants with lingering hints of dried sage. These bold fruit characteristics intertwine with notes of vanilla, brown spice and oak. Bold and robust, this Cabernet Franc has big, firm tannins that meld together with a balanced acidity for a genuinely complex wine. This wine is incredibly versatile and pairs well with a variety of foods from hearty burgers to rich pasta with red sauce.
90 points - jebdunnuck.com (April 2018)