"The grapes for the Rosa Mystica Cabernet Franc are grown on hillside vineyards from cooler sites in the Yakima Valley. There are few areas in the world that yield a stand alone Cabernet Franc. Normally used as a blending grape to enhance the aromatics of a Bordeaux blend, this grape usually is seen as inferior to the fuller-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. Here, however, we have an area where the grape slowly ripens retaining full flavors that can be lost in warmer growing sites.
The vineyards yielded wonderfully rich fruit flavors with balanced acidity. Once in the winery, only minimal and traditional handling practices were employed to gently coax characteristics that are expressive of this fragrant and complex varietal." ~Winery notes
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Established in 1999, our emphasis towards Northwest wines has evolved to showcase the unique terroir within the prestigious grape growing regions of the Yakima and Willamette Valleys. Co-Owners, David & Angelica O'Reilly and Ben & Julie Wolff share a passion and history dedicated to fine wines and together, they have developed a diversified portfolio that has been recognized globally by critics, wine writers and consumers.