2022 Cabernet Franc Rosé

WINEMAKER NOTES

SMELLS LIKE:  rose petal, hibiscus, apricot, watermelon
TASTES LIKE:  strawberry, rhubarb, honeydew melon, peach
MOUTHFEEL:  bright and fresh with a beautiful, soft texture
DRINK WITH:  shrimp or tuna ceviche, avocado toast, pesto

THE 2022 VINTAGE

The 2022 growing season began with below average temperatures and above normal precipitation across the Walla Walla Valley. The cold start resulted in fewer growing days for the spring and early summer overall, but the extra rainfall and mountain snowpack prepared the area for multiple triple-digit days beginning in July. The heat contributed to optimal fruit set and a slightly larger crop. By September and October, cooler temperatures helped the grapes to ripen slowly, developing a perfect balance between flavor and sugar, acid and tannin.

Director of Winemaking Jean-François Pellet says, “The long growing season and relatively short harvest turned out to be absolutely idyllic for producing wines that are well-balanced with great fruit expression.”

VITICULTURE

Within all of our vineyards we dedicate ourselves to being stewards of the land and leaders in the practices of sustainable agriculture.

WINE SPECIFICS

VARIETALS:  100% Cabernet Franc
VINEYARDS:  45% Summit View, 24% Seven Hills, 21% Taggart
APPELLATION:  100% Walla Walla Valley
OAK PROGRAM:  100% Stainless Steel
HARVEST DATES:  10/5 – 10/10/22
FINISHED ALCOHOL: 13.9%
PRODUCTION:  570 cases