Horse Heaven Hills
2017 started out cooler and wetter than recent years resulting in a later bud break. Once Mother Nature warmed up we saw average to above average temperatures into the summer. By mid September, temps cooled allowing the physiological ripeness to catch up with the brix (sugar content.) Although we saw many fires in Washington, thankfully we were not affected in Horse Heaven Hills.
The Phinny Hill Cabernet Franc was harvested on September 26th. The 2017 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 19 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 April 2019