Horse Heaven Hills
2016 started out very much like 2015 with an unusually warm winter and early spring that led to the earliest bloom on record. By mid-May we estimated we were a good 2 weeks ahead of average and the sun kept shining! At this rate we anticipated 2016 would surpass the total heat units of 2015. However, by June the temperatures cooled to our usual range and progressed beautifully until harvest time. Harvest commenced on September 7th and wrapped up by October 11th. The wines have intense flavors, beautiful color & excellent balance.
The Phinny Hill Cabernet Franc was harvested on September 14th. The wines have intense flavors, beautiful color & excellent balance. The 2016 wines are absolutely amazing. The wines have intense flavors, beautiful color & excellent balance.
This wine is 100% Cabernet Franc from our vines at Phinny Hill vineyards. It was aged in 100% used French oak for 23 months. The ideal consumption is 2 to 5 years from release date, but this wine will develop for another 5-7 years. The alcohol by volume is 14.1%. This wine was bottled July 2018