2016 Andrews Horse Heaven Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Franc Horse Heaven Hills
Horse Heaven Hills
This Cabernet Franc reveals its darker savory side with layers of black and dried fruit playing against graphite and leather. It’s ample, round tannins give it bold structure and a delicate suggestion of woody spices marry well with this lightly oaked wine and are accentuated in the finish.
Blend: 99% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Merlot
Total Acidity 0.59 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 15.0%
Barrel Aging: 18 months
The early dry and warm spring, combined with cooler temperatures in August and September, slowed down ripening and resulted in the longest harvest on record in Washington State (August 15-November 15).
Overall, 2016 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing wines with nicely resolved tannins and maturity.
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