Damsel Cellars, Cabernet Franc 2015 Boushey Vineyard, Yakima Valley, WA
From renowned Boushey Vineyard, this Cabernet Franc is austere and elegant with complex aromas of fruit and great structure – a seriously enjoyable red.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Yakima Valley
REGION: Columbia Valley
VINEYARDS: Boushey Vineyard
GRAPES: Cabernet Franc
SOIL: Thick silt loam
PRACTICE: Organic, sustainable
BODY: Medium (5-6)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Powerful nose – plum, currant, raspberry, green pepper, sweet tobacco
FLAVOR: Savory dried herbs, dark fruit, earth; refined tannins, long finish.
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Pair with braised short ribs, burgers, lamb, venison, or portobello mushrooms
ABOUT THE PRODUCER: “Not all Damsels are in distress.
In fact, our Damsel has things pretty well in hand. Winemaker and owner, Mari Womack began her love affair with wine while working in Seattle restaurants. She caught the wine bug early when food and wine pairings captured her heart and her imagination. In 2010, she began working in nearby Woodinville tasting rooms, including Obelisco Estate and volunteering at Baer Winery during harvest. Becoming a part of the Woodinville wine community fostered her enthusiasm for winemaking and encouraged her to dream big.
Through these efforts, Mari was able to meet several winemakers in Woodinville and became the assistant winemaker at Darby Winery in 2011. Now working on vintage number six, her wines continue to impress and she's amassing a loyal following.
It is with pride and passion that Mari introduces her wines to you. The romance, ritual and history of wine continues to motivate and inspire her. Please visit her in our Woodinville tasting room and rescue a bottle of your own!”
ABOUT THE VINEYARDS:
Boushey Vineyards, owned by Richard and Luanne Boushey, are located in the Yakima Valley five miles north of the town of Grandview on the southern slopes of the Rattlesnake Mountains.
The vineyards are planted on several sites within a two-mile radius; generally south-facing slopes varying from 700 to 1200 ft. elevation. The first blocks of grapes were planted in 1980 and the youngest was recently planted in 2003.
Dick’s philosophy of grape growing is to compliment mother nature. Occasionally he tries to fool her into thinking she is in control but most of time it is the other way around.