"Looking at the 2010s from bottle and a great value, the 2010 Cabernet Franc is a 100% varietal blend that comes from the Weinbau, Ciel du Cheval and Tapteil Vineyards. Aged in 40% new French oak, it offers plenty of toasty red and black fruits, pepper, underbrush and liquid flower-like aromas that give way to a medium to full-bodied, beautifully fresh and focused palate. Elegant and polished, it packs a solid punch of tannin on the finish and will benefit from short-term cellaring. It will have 7-8 years or more of longevity. - JD"