Cabernet Franc is one of the “parents” of Cabernet Sauvignon, a relationship verified by recent DNA profiling of both grapes. Cabernet Franc’s flavor is very similar to Cabernet Sauvignon and both grapes are primarily responsible for the best red wines of Bordeaux, France. The grapes for this reserve wine were sourced from the arid Red Mountain AVA of Washington state. After fermentation and settling, the wine was transferred to French oak barrels for 18 months of aging. We blended in 25% Cabernet Sauvignon from some of our KB Reserve barrels to enhance the wine’s flavor complexity. This wine will age well, with peak flavor around 2026. Only 3,990 bottles were made.
Pairs well with roasted pork, meatballs in tomato sauce, gourmet burgers, lamb gyros, Feta and Fontina cheeses, black and red beans, eggplant recipes, spinach salads.
Style: dry red wine
Color: dark crimson
Aroma: raspberry jam, violets
Flavor: red plum, black cherry, and mocha
Alcohol: 14.8% ABV
Residual Sugar: dry – .15 g/L (1 gram of sugar per bottle)
Varietals: 75% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon