Dineen Vineyard from Diane’s vintage earns all of the spotlight under the watch of winemaker Noah Fox Reed in this unblended Cabernet Franc offering, a wine that the Balsleys have enjoyed success with as its Tres Bien bottling. The harvest of Oct. 4 from this stellar planting in the Rattlesnake Hills above the Yakima Valley leads to aromas and flavors of bright cherry, baked blackberry pie and chocolate include a pinch of tomato leaf, black currant skin and slice of green olive as the diminished influence of new French oak compared with previous vintages (46% to 30%) allows the fruit and herbaceousness to work in harmony.
Production: 238 cases
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