Released September 2010
245 cases bottled
2008 CABERNET FRANC
This is the most delicious, beautifully textured, expressive vintage of our Champoux Cab Franc to date. The alcohol has dropped from 14.6 or 14.7 to 14.1 resulting in a more graceful, more flavorful wine. Dense purple-black with subtle aromas of smoked meat and earthiness that give way to violet and rose petal notes. The mouth feel is silky and plush up front with rich tannins in the mid-palate and finish. The flavors of black cherry, fig, dark roast coffee and anis are beautifully integrated. Wow! Taste this wine and you WILL bring home a rack of lamb as fast as possible, roast it to medium rare at 450 and experience eternal bliss.
WINE MAKER'S NOTES
75% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet
RATINGS & AWARDS
Rated 92 by Wine Enthusiast & 91 by Wine Spectator,
Excellent by Wine Press Northwest Spring 2011
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.