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2019

Block 10 Cabernet Franc

Block Highlight Series

WINEMAKING

Stainless native ferment. Aged 20 months in 67% new French oak.

PLACE

This steep north-facing block clings onto the lower slope of the vineyard. This site is notable for its silt loam soils and abundant native flora like yarrow and lupine.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES

Inky garnet, leather study chair, fresh-tilled loam, candied violet lift, ethereal black cherry and lingonberry reduction, licorice, singed orange peel, humidor.

Resolute, firmly wrought, erudite.

AVA

Red Mountain

Drink

2024 - 2038

$270 / 3-pack

Scores & Reviews

94-96+

Points

The 2019 Cabernet Franc Block 10 is another 100% varietal from winemaker Chris Peterson that does everything right. Offering slightly lifted notes of blue fruits, violets, and flowers, it has a more modern, opulent vibe than most wines from Chris yet still has classic Cabernet Franc complexity as well as ripe, polished tannins and terrific balance.

- Jeb Dunnuck