Everyoneís been asking about the release date for our much anticipated 2005 Stevens424, Yakima Valley Red Wine. Well, itís available now and can be ordered at this time using the PDF download below. Our 3rd 424 release is sure to charm you once again. To our delight, the Ď05 vintage keeps pushing the Cabernet Franc envelope. Itís loaded with 45% Franc, which we love, then layered with 45% Cab Sauv and rounded out with 10% Merlot.
This wine represents our passion and focus to create a wine that showcases the wonderful world of Washington Cabernet Franc with its beautiful floral nose and flinty blueberry character. The other half of our mission is, as always, to make the wine balanced from start to finish by adding varietal components to help add depth and dimension. This was accomplished with many thanks to our growing partners at Dineen, DuBrul and Sheridan Vineyards from which we sourced our fruit. The wine was aged 20 months in 50% new and 50% once used French oak from Tonnellerie Demptos, Sylvain and Taransaud. 275 cases produced. Price $32.00
91 Points- Wine Enthusiast, November 2008.
The third release of the 424 blend (45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot) is sourced from top Yakima Valley vineyarads: Sheridan, Dineen and DuBrul. Once again the percentage of Cabernet Franc has been upped; it's easy to see why. The grape brings earthy details to both nose and mouthfeel imparting mushroom, wet leaf and moist earth along with coffee and blueberry components. The wine is in lovely balance and loaded with blackberry and black cherry fruits.