2020 Walsh Family Wine Dutchman's Creek Cabernet Franc
Dutchman’s Creek is located north of Lovettsville, nearly up against the Maryland border, atop a rocky knoll above its namesake creek. Planted in 2014, Walsh Family Wine took over management of this vineyard in 2020 and has since expanded it to 10 total acres. As the Northernmost site that we farm, Dutchman’s Creek has as nice slowness to its ripening pattern, often with wonderful acidities in the red wines.
The 2020 vintage marks our second bottling of the Dutchman’s Creek Cabernet Franc. Thus far, this has been the most expressive and varietally-“correct” Cab Franc that we grow. Full of white pepper, brambly fruits, and with a wonderfully lush and vibrant finish.
78% Cabernet Franc, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, Dutchman’s Creek Vineyard, Lovettsville, VA