Savage Grace Copeland Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2018
YAKIMA VALLEY, COLUMBIA VALLEY, WASHINGTON
Our 8th vintage of this winery-signature Cabernet Franc offers raspberry, subtle earthiness, and hints of rhubarb. 20% whole-cluster, aged in neutral French oak barrels for 15 months. Native fermentation. Unfiltered. the aromas are arresting, with notes of fresh raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, whiffs of manure and dried herb that show vitality. The palate starts out light and delicate, with vivid, pure flavors, filling out over time.
About the Winery:
Savage Grace Wines was established in 2011 by owner-wine-maker Michael Savage, with a vintage of Cabernet Franc. His vision is to make Old World style lower-alcohol, balanced, and expressive wines. He is continuing to deepen his core understanding of all stages in the vinification process, to put his philosophy of low-intervention winemaking into practice, where the grape, vineyard and vintage form a unique balance.
“SAVAGE” – echoes the struggle of the grape to withstand the stress of ripening, along with making wine that is true to the grape, site, and vintage.
“GRACE” – also his wife’s name, is symbolizing what he hopes to achieve as the end result a wine that is delicate, balanced, approachable yet expressive.