Released December 2008
377 cases bottled
2006 CABERNET FRANC
The distinctive flavors and aromas of Champoux Cabernet Franc are, in the '06 vintage, framed perfectly with a plush, velvety texture and soft, rich tannins. The cassis and black cherry notes of past vintages and now joined with darker tones of espresso and cocoa that is the core of the savory finish. It is a beautiful expression of both the Champoux terroir, and the Washington Cabernet Franc, truly showcasing the 2006 vintage.
WINE MAKER'S NOTES
75% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
RATINGS & AWARDS
Rated: 91 Wine Spectator, 90 Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Enthusiast
ORIGIN OF GRAPE
The fruit for this wine comes from Champoux Vineyards, located 3 miles above the Columbia River in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. Champoux is one of Washington State's premiere vineyards with some of the oldest and most sought after Cabernet Sauvignon grapes first planted in 1972.