46% Scott’s Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Clones 12, 4, & ENT 623, Planted 2014;
32% Katie’s Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Clone UCD 1, Planted 1987;
16% Riverside Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Clone 1, Planted 1993;
3% Riverside Vineyard Merlot, Clone 3, Planted 1998;
2% Scott’s Vineyard Malbec, Clone 4, Planted 2012;
1% Riverside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone UNK, Planted 1991
2017 represents the first vintage we’ve incorporated Cabernet Franc grown at
Scott’s Vineyard. As an individual component, the Scott’s Vineyard Cabernet
Franc developed a savory-focused nose with some bright red fruit notes. The
wine displays intense yet balanced acid and fruitfulness, a key component to the
vibrant and juicy mid-palate in our finished wine.
In the glass, the 2017 Colterris Grand Valley Cabernet Franc begins with dark
fruit notes of black cherry and plum supported by notes of rose petals, dark
chocolate covered espresso bean and roasted sweet red pepper.
Soft mid-palate tannins add complexity and length to the palate before finishing with a lift of acid.