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White wine of Cabernet Franc! Made by removing the grapes from contact with the skins immediately at their pressing and thus preventing any absorption of color. Still bears the pepperiness of red Cab Franc, mixed with a smoky and salty elements to make a chipotle-like finish. Also stonefruit and a strong herbal bouquet, complex and unique wine.
Info from the importer (VOS):
"Appellation: Applegate Valley – Vineyard: Mae’s Vineyard. Located in the Applegate Valley in Southern Oregon, Mae’s Vineyard is owned and managed by Herb Quady (Quady North Wines). Planted in 2006, the vines are trained on a “V” type trellis that splits the canopy, allowing for lots of leaf area and diffracted light. The vineyard is planted 45 degrees to the east of North, giving more even light exposure during high summer, with south southeast exposure. The soil series is “Manita,” gravelly loam, granitic with red/yellow dirt. The Cabernet Franc clone is 214 on 3309 root stock. Mae’s Vineyard is LIVE Certified.
Delicate nuances of “early blush” apricot, golden raspberries, Meyer lemon, blood orange, white tea leaf, tarragon, and hazelnut add to this, pretty, complex white wine from red grapes. Drink now for freshness, but this wine will age in the bottle for a couple years from the initial phenolics provided by the red skins. 90 cases made, 12.5% alcohol."