Tasting Local Cabernet Franc
Thursday, March 19th at 7pm
Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center
Cabernet Franc is best known as one of the six classic Bordeaux varietals. While Cabernet Franc first earned its popularity in the Loire Valley in the 1700’s, when it was known by its original name, Bouchet, perhaps its greatest claim to fame is due to the fact that it gave birth to Cabernet Sauvignon after it was crossed with Sauvignon Blanc.
Cabernet Franc has been of primary value for the sturdy core and firm tannins it adds to softer wines. On its own, it offers delicious, spicy notes with mellow coffee and intense blueberry fruit. Grown in the Evergreen State for many decades, it is known as a hardy variety that can withstand the occasionally harsh winters that descend on our area. Washington vineyard acreage devoted to Cabernet Franc has grown six-fold in the past few years.
We will be pouring
Basel Cellars 2018 Blanc de Cabernet Franc
Martin Scott 2014 Cabernet Franc
Jones of Washington 2015 Cabernet Franc
Plain Cellars 2015 Cabernet Franc
Eagle Creek 2020 Cabernet Franc
Bring hors d’oeuvres to complement the wines:
Poultry, lasagna, Middle Eastern fare; cheeses include sheep cheese, Monterey Jack, Havarti, Edam and Crottin
Deadline for Reservations:
Monday, March 16, 2020
Limited to the first 60