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Hooray For You Wine Co. 2019 Cabernet Franc

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Christopher Sky and Greg Cantu were instant friends. Both came from Colorado, both worked in the restaurant industry, both were self-taught sommeliers and wine geeks. They had each navigated the world of fine dining in Portland for years – Greg at Grüner, Christopher at St. Jack. When they met working at IPNC, a venerated wine event, their shared sense of campy, sarcastic humor made the event even more fun.

Fast forward a few years. Both Christopher and Greg had spent their free time helping with harvest at small wineries. Greg was working in wine distribution, but had devoted an entire harvest season to working with Vincent Fritzsche at Vincent Wine Co. – and he was hooked.

Before long, those shared dreams of making wine together became a reality when Hooray For You was born in 2017 with just a few cases of Cabernet Franc rosé (both are Loire Valley aficionados) and their small label has grown each year – up to 300 cases total last year!

Someday, you’ll brag that you had a Hooray For You wine before anyone else knew about it!

Cellar 503 Tasting Notes

Hooray For You Wine Co., Dundee, Oregon
2019 Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is really coming into its own in Oregon. Whether grown in Southern Oregon, the Walla Walla Valley (in Oregon!) or even the small amount in the Willamette Valley, each vineyard puts its own stamp on the grape. And each winemaker has their own thoughts on this versatile grape.

Christopher and Greg both love Loire Valley wines and they wanted to make an elegant, light-bodied wine. But they also wanted it to be affordable and approachable for their friends.

The result? This classic Cabernet Franc with notes of jalapeño, bell and black pepper, ripe Hood Strawberry & framboise.

This is the ideal summer red and really should be served slightly chilled. Amazing with anything grilled from simply grilled chicken and vegetables to brisket with red sauce, this wine will please everyone at your table

A Cellar 503 selection in August 2020, BBQ Wines Columbia Valley | Cabernet Franc