We have been waiting on this one patiently. It is finally here, and showing beautifully. It opens slowly to reveal a depth of fruit and spice; black cherry, cassis, red plumb, red currant, and caramel. The palate is soft, and tense at the same time, delivering red cherry, blackberry, allspice, green tobacco, and dark chocolate. The tannins are firm and nicely integrated, and carry the fruit through the palate. This is a proper Cabernet Franc, possessing all of the balance of fruits and savory details that we love in this varietal.