2020 Cabernet Franc
If you were to ask what a go-to favorite red wine of ours, hands down, it’s the Cabernet Franc. We’re now on the sixth harvest that we’ve been working with this vineyard from Washington State. The property runs alongside the Columbia River providing hot days and sandy soils that produce fruit with outstanding flavor.As soon as this bottle was opened the aromatics poured out with notes of stewed red fruit and a savory, black pepper spice. The tannins completely cover your palate but in a balanced, full-flavor sort of way. It’s a wine that makes you stop what you’re doing and seriously think about the style. It’s fruity yet dry, lingering, and clean. For a grape that is generally used for backbone blending in a lot of wines, it’s a stunning example of Cabernet Franc riding solo. Per usual, this wine saw roughly 25% new oak contributing to the sweet spice. Overall, this wine is a favorite and we’re proud to bring it back to the LedgeStone lineup, the third time we’ve had a Cabernet Franc release.