2012 yielded Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc with plush richness and gorgeous fragrance. The cool spring gave way to a wonderfully long and warm summer and fall contributing to full ripeness and exuberant flavors.
The Keeper is an incredible value; its plush and full-bodied, and is approachable now but will age beautifully. Perfectly ripened grapes give this wine notes of savory spices, cigar box and black fruits. On the palate, a rich mouthful of blackberry, cassis and black tea commingle with a velvety, luscious mouthfeel and a long, generous finish.