Cabernet Franc

2014 Pilot Light Malbec

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2014 Pilot Light
Malbec
Red Mountain
15.4% Alc. by Vol.

Pilot Light Malbec is the second wine that I have made that has earned the name Pilot Light – the driver behind why I make wine. 100% Malbec from Kiona Vineyard on Red Mountain, it features a dark purple color, aromas of coffee and mocha, tastes of warm summer blackberries, slight tannins and a warm fruity finish. Truly exceptional fruit from Red Mountain and our first ever Malbec.

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2013 BLACK - Red Wine Blend

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2013 BLACK
Red Wine Blend
Horse Heaven Hills
13.9% Alc

BLACK combines multiple wines from our 2013 vintage. Through constant tasting and testing of each barrel of wine during the aging process, we select the barrels of wine that offer the best representation of each varietal in creating this savory well balanced red wine blend. 

BLACK is comprised of 68% Merlot, 21% Petite Sirah, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. BLACK was aged for 36 months in 75% French Oak and 25% American oak barrels, both once-used. 

The deep red color draws you into smells of fresh ripe dark fruits. Tastes of warm blueberries, black cherry finish with a hint of warm toast. 

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2013 Long Road Red

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2013 Long Road Red
Cabernet Sauvignon
Horse Heaven Hills
14.0% Alc. by Vol.

Long Road Red is the signature Cabernet Sauvignon in our line-up. The name is derived from our journey and commitment to make a wine that represents the beauty and complexity of this majestic old world grape. Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon is like no other. The Long Road is well traveled.

The 2013 Long Road Red is 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc from Alder Ridge Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. This wine was aged in 100% once used French oak barrels for 36 months, creating a soft, well-balanced, fruit forward wine.

The dark color of this wine shows depth and is a hint of the rich flavors you will experience.
Smells of ripe black cherry and warm plums compliment tastes of freshly picked blackberries with a savory subtle warm vanilla finish that lingers.

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2013 UNFORESEEN Cabernet Franc

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2012 UNFORESEEN
Cabernet Franc
Yakima Valley
13.2% Alc. by Vol.

Unforeseen is a beautiful surprise at our winery. Cabernet Franc is typically used as a blending wine. However this Cab Franc would not stand for second billing. While creating the wines for our 2012 release, this wine continued to impress on its own. Not one to deviate from the plan, I kept trying to blend out this wine into other wines in our lineup. This Cab Franc would have nothing to do with it, kept shining on its own. I finally gave in and let it stand on its own, and stand it has.  

The 2012 Unforeseen is 98% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 30 months in 100% French oak, once filled, this wine earned a home in our wine offering.

The dark red ruby color invites you to lift the glass and swirl and smell. The smell is warm and inviting, hints of spice with bright red raspberries. Tastes of bing cherries and cola, this wine finishes with a slight hint of warm toast. 

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Viscon Cellars' 2012 Unforeseen Cabernet Franc Rated "Outstanding" Bordeaux by Wine Press Northwest

Our bottle is second from the right. We're in good company!

Our bottle is second from the right. We're in good company!

Our 2012 Unforeseen Cabernet Franc was rated an "Outstanding" Bordeaux by Wine Press Northwest.

"For this issue of Wine Press Northwest, we asked wineries from Washington, Oregon and Idaho to send us their wines that retail for $30 or less, and we ended up with more than 300 examples, which our intrepid tasting panel worked through to discover what they liked."

Viscon Cellars 2012 Unforeseen, Yakima Valley •  $24
Ben Viscon runs this small winery in West Seattle, north of the Fauntleroy ferry dock. This is a Cabernet Franc that is a classic from first whiff through the complex finish. Aromas of violet, rose petal and Earl Grey tea lead to lively flavors of cedar, raspberry and black cherry. This wine emphasizes elegance over power. (125 cases; 13.2% alc.)

2012 BLACK - Red Wine Blend

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2012 BLACK
Red Wine Blend
Columbia Valley
13.9% Alc

BLACK combines multiple wines from our 2012 vintage.  Through constant tasting and testing of each barrel of wine during the aging process, we select the barrels of wine that offer the best representation of each varietal to create this savory, well balanced red wine blend. 
BLACK is comprised of 36% Syrah from Lewis Family Vineyard, and Alder Ridge Vineyard contributed 27% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot into this wine. BLACK was aged for 30 months in 50% French Oak and 50% American oak barrels, both once-used. 

2012 Long Road Red Cabernet Sauvignon

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2012 Long Road Red
Cabernet Sauvignon
Horse Heaven Hills AVA
13.6% Alc

Long Road Red is the signature Cabernet Sauvignon in our line-up. The name is derived from our journey and commitment to make a wine that represents the beauty and complexity of this majestic old world grape. Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon is like no other. We are fortunate in our state to have great Cabernet grapes to choose from with diverse characteristics, highlighting areas the grapes are grown. The Long Road is well traveled.

The 2012 Long Road Red is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc from Alder Ridge Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. This wine was aged in 25% New French oak and 75% once used French oak barrels for 30 months.

The color of this wine is reminiscent of a royal throne covered in crushed velvet. Smells of ripe black cherry and warm plums compliment tastes of freshly picked blackberries with a savory subtle vanilla finish.

2012 Heart Box Red Merlot

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Merlot
Yakima Valley
13.0% Alc. by Vol.

Heart Box Red will capture your heart. We named this wine after our oldest daughter’s practice of catching and locking our kisses in her “heart box” so she could take the kisses out whenever she needed one. She designed this label when she was 3 years old, it has been an icon of this wine ever since. Like us, you will find yourself wishing for one more pour of this delightful wine.
 
The 2012 Heart Box Red is 96% Merlot, blended with 2% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, all from Alder Ridge Vineyard in the Yakima Valley. This wine was aged for 24 months in 25% new American Oak barrels and 75% once-used French Oak barrels.  

The deep red color glistens on your glass as you swirl, leading to smells of ripe berries and a hint of vanilla. Tastes of warm black cherries are complimented with subtle mocha flavors releasing soft tannins and finishing with a velvety light toast.

2012 "To Trust" Cabernet Franc Rosé

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Cabernet Franc Rosé
Horse Heaven Hills
Alder Ridge Vineyard
13.2% Alc. by Vol.

Sometimes in winemaking, as in life, you encounter situations when you need to put your trust in others.  This 100% Cabernet Franc Rosé is especially important to us because it was crafted with the love and support of our friends and family during a time when events reminded us just how little we control our own lives and how important it is to value those we love.  Our village of support helped us to bring this fruity and silky Rosé from the Alder Ridge vineyard to your home.