This Cabernet Franc over-delivers for its pay grade. The deep ruby colour leads the way into a cornucopia of raspberry, cassis, cherry, violets and cocoa. The palate is ripe and concentrated, with none of that overt herbaceousness found in some Francs. The finish is long, and the soft tannins make for a wine that is ready to drink now or over the next 2 years. At this price, a case purchase is mandatory.