Nov 2015 - Neal Martin - The 2013 Cabernet Franc underwent three pump-overs and punch-downs per day and it is matured in around 60% new oak. It has an attractive bouquet with mint-tinged black fruit, perhaps more Cabernet Sauvignon in style than Cabernet Franc! I would have liked more bell pepper notes to come through. The palate is medium-bodied with dry tannin on the entry, although it follows through with satisfactory black pepper-tinged black fruit with a decent, slightly tertiary finish. It's just a couple of steps away from a very good Cabernet Franc...it just needs to deliver more varietal character, to not be afraid of that.