The 2009 growing season was mild-mannered in comparison to past recent years with little to no frost. Rainfall was wall timed yet lighter than normal. Bloom and fruit set occurred in a relatively condensed time period which contributed to even ripeness and ample supply. Harvest was late and generous, yielding superb quality fruit in ideal conditions.

A parent of Cabernet Sauvignon, a stand-alone Cabernet Franc is a rare find. Dark plum in appearance with pronounced aromas of raspberries and spice. This wine has a pleasant intensity of dark berry flavors which are complimented by nuanced hints of vanilla and oak. A lingering spice accents a smooth, thoughtful finish.