The 2007 Stevens424, our 5th vintage, is named after our State bond number, a Bordeaux blend heavy handed with cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. We continue to work with our Yakima Valley growers using rows tagged for us. Every year is the same but different; Mother Nature deals us a hand and we shuffle the cards and make a play. The 07 vintage brought us very opulent and ripe fruit with integrated tannins, an elegant mid-palette and a long lingering finish. This year’s blend ended up being 39% Cab Franc, 36% Cab Sauv, 16% Merlot and 9% Petite Verdot. It was aged in 50/50 new and used French oak for 20 months. 438 cases produced.