2012 Shooting Star Blue Franc
Region: Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States of America
Second of the reds from Steele Wines under his Shooting Stars Label. This wine needed the extra day, on day one this was slightly bland and had a terrible bitter finish. But on day two it developed a little more complexity and definitely became more enjoyable. Bright ruby red with a blueish hue. Nose was a little lighter than a Gamay. Lots of floral notes and some light dust. Also has some soft dark fruity undertones. Some dust on the palate too with insanely soft and light fruits. Low tannins (4/10) and light bodied. Still a little bitterness in the finish but a lot better than day one. Completely different than any other varietal we have tried. Definitely worth checking out if you are interested in experimenting with new varietals.
2016 till 2019.
Price Point:$ - Sample provided by the Estate. Can be purchased at the estate or online $13.00.