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2009 Katherine Corkrum Cabernet Franc

Walla Walla Valley

Cabernet Franc has been one of the most exciting varietals we’ve grown at Spring Valley since it was first planted here in 1995, and it’s a varietal that is well suited to handle the drastic weather conditions – with fairly regular freezes and heat waves – of the Walla Walla Valley. This 2009 Katherine Cabernet Franc has an aromatic nose of dry strawberry, tobacco, and licorice, followed by a ripe, rich, and round mouth of intense summer fruit and silky tannins. The finish persists with hints of vanilla pastry and exotic spices.

Video Tasting Notes:: 2009 Katherine Corkrum

The Wine Advocate
June 28th, 2013

Wine Analysis:

  • Blend: 83% Cabernet Franc, 11% Petit Verdot, 6% Malbec
  • Alcohol: 14.9% 
  • TA: 0.57 g/100 ml 
  • pH: 3.82 
  • Aging: 18 months in French oak, 35% new barrels
  • Appellation: Walla Walla Valley