Red Mountain AVA, Washington State
Harvested 9/26/18 — Brix: 26.3, pH: 3.56, TA; .57
Our Cabernet Franc is self rooted Clone 1, planted 6’ x 4’ spacing (1815 vines/acre) and the rows are oriented 20 degrees NNE-SSW to optimize light exposure throughout the day. The planting so dense (a la Bordeaux) the vineyard had to buy a special tractor to fit between the rows.They’re located in the heart of the AVA , right off Sunset Road between the historic Kiona Estate and the famed Ciel du Cheval wineries.
“The Red Mountain AVA is located on a southwest-facing slope in south central Washington, a three and one-half hour drive from Seattle or Portland. At 4040 acres (1,635 hectares), this is the smallest, warmest wine-grape growing region in Washington. It has a unique combination of diverse geology, gentle south slope, consistent winds and notable heat profile. A complex mixture of the most rare and highly valued soil types in Washington was created by wind-blown silt and sand over glacial outflow. ” – Red Mountain Alliance
Red Mountain is famed for it’s powerful, tannic red wines of immense concentration. The grapes are the most sought after (expensive) fruit in the entire state and have produced three of the only wines to ever receive a perfect 100 – point score from Robert Parker’s Wine advocate.