Northstar’s focus on creating world-class Bordeaux-style Merlot-based wines begins in the vineyards where the best classic blending varietals are selected to create Northstar’s Merlots. We are pleased to showcase the unique characteristics of these varietals in extremely limited bottlings each vintage.
Video Tasting Notes
Northstar Winemaker David "Merf" Merfeld describes the 2010 Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley. WATCH NOW
A cool vintage marked by a mild spring and cool summer, followed by warmer weather during harvest which allowed grapes to ripen to maturity. The cooler weather conditions during the growing season resulted in grapes with optimum ripeness and sugar levels, concentrated flavors, and bright acidity.
This limited production wine showcases Cabernet Franc, which grows particularly well in the Walla Walla appellation. This 100% Cabernet Franc fruit was sourced from Minnick Hills vineyard.