Dark and rich with a silky palate and flavors of fresh raspberries and salted dark chocolate, this Cabernet Franc-based red wine is a great option to pair with grilled meats and vegetables.
Blend: 66% Cabernet Franc, 21% Merlot, 6% Petite Sirah, 6% Zinfandel, 1% Other Red Varietals
Total Acidity 0.54 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 13.8%
Barrel Aging: Aging occurred for 12 months in 33% new oak and 67% older barrels, both French and American.
Fermentaion: Stainless steel
The 2015 vintage was one of the warmest growing seasons on record in Washington.
Warm temperatures continued through the spring and summer, moderating slightly into fall and extending an early harvest.
Overall, 2015 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing optimal ripening across varieties and yielding outstanding wines throughout the region.
Every aspect of the winemaking process is carefully controlled during the production of Grand Estates. These uncompromising winemaking practices – while time-consuming and costly – are the only way to guarantee that every bottle of Grand Estates represents the varietal expression of the region. It’s this devotion to quality that has cemented Grand Estates as one of the world’s best wine values.