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Animale 2008 Cabernet Franc Label

2008 Cabernet Franc

AVA: Yakima Valley

Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc

Vineyard: McIntire Vineyard, Sunnyside

Alcohol: 14.1%

Production: 24 cases

Harvest Dates and Brix at Harvest:

  • 11/07/2008, 25.2 brix

Aging:

  • 100% neutral French oak, 8 months

Tasting Notes:

Dark red color; delicate and intriguing aromas combining blackberry, blueberry and plum notes with mixed herbs and spices; a full-bodied and intense wine with flavors of strawberry conserves and plums, with a zingy acidity and ample tannins to assure years of aging.

Winemaker Comments:

Inspired by the great Cab Franc-based reds of the Loire Valley, and accordingly packaged in a Loire/Burgundy-shaped bottle. The distinctive varietal complex of herbs and fruit fully preserved by neutral oak aging.

Label Art: Linnea Granryd, Seattle, WA