2017 Cabernet Franc

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2017 Cabernet Franc
2017 Cabernet Franc

Price: $40/bottle
Founder's & Collector's Clubs: $30
Case Club: $32
Connoisseur's Club: $34


Gård Wine Club Only Selection

Extremely Limited Qty produced

Only 23 cases made -- 1 bottle Limit per Club Member

100% Cabernet Franc

Production notes

Fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks and aged in once used French oak. All from the Solaksen Vineyard and only 214 of the two clones planted there(214,327). This is a very unique site for Franc as we tend to see very little of the classic pyrazine influence in these wines. Very dark in color and more blue in the spectrum, this vineyard tends to bring more round plush and primary fruit driven tendancies. Maybe something we can begin to make more of in the future as more acreage comes online but for now a rare item in the lineup.

Other notes

Pairings: Herb-driven dishes, tomato-based sauces, roasted meat, hearty vegetable dishes; Cheeses: Goat cheese, camembert

VarietalCabernet Franc
Varietal Composition100% Cabernet Franc
AppellationRoyal Slope
VineyardLawrence Vineyards
AgingAged in once used French Oak
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced23
Country of OriginUNITED STATES
State of OriginWashington

Gård Vintners is 100% estate grown sustainably at Lawrence Vineyards in the Royal Slope AVA. Lawrence Vineyards features seven distinct vineyard sites with elevations ranging 930 feet to 1,675 feet. The combination of elevation and south-facing slope provides a great framework for grape production, while the diversity of the seven locations delivers a high level of complexity to Gård wines. Lawrence Vineyards is certified sustainable by Vinewise.org.

Winemaker Aryn Morell, a Washington native, honed his skills in Napa Valley working with some of the country’s most notable producers, including Silver Oak, Joseph Phelps, Quintessa, Husic, Chimney Rock, Chappellet, Stags Leap and countless others in winemaking and the chemical engineering of wine as part of a consulting company for which he worked.

Aryn joined the Gard team as head winemaker in 2011, and spends considerable time in the winery’s estate vineyard with Josh Lawrence, Gard founder and viticulturist.  With an uncompromising attention to detail, Aryn carefully crafts Gard wines with an eye toward the unique expression of terroir of the estate vineyard, and earns frequent accolades and high acclaim for his wines.

In 2014, Aryn and Gard founders Josh and Lisa Lawrence launched a winemaking facility in Walla Walla, M&L Production, where all the Gård wines are produced, bottled and aged. Aryn also makes wine for Matthews Estate, Tenor, Alleromb and Mullan Road, a Washington project for Cakebread Cellars of California.

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