Deep Down, 2019, Oregon
Cuvée: Deep Down
Grape(s): Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Rogue Valley AVA
Region, Country: Oregon, USA
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Ian Atkins, Becky Atkins
Cabernet Franc has been the inspiration of our winery from the beginning. It was the first wine we ever made and continues to be a wine that we strive to improve upon and are excited every year when we receive the grapes. The Rogue Valley is also one of the best regions to produce Cabernet Franc in the world. A real Goldilocks zone, it's warm enough to get the grapes ripe but cool enough to keep sugars low and allow the winemaker to choose the style.
Deep Down presents a deep garnet colour and strong aromas of roasting red New Mexican chiles, Australian licorice and brown butter. Dried cherries, rhubarb pie, sunflower seeds and wet stone arrive in succession with a pleasant finish.
Deep Down is intended to be a stand-alone drinker. Meant to be shared, discussed and enjoyed. But, it will pair nicely with a meal and lend its character to any table.