($40; a 70/30 blend of cabernet franc and merlot) Moderately saturated dark red. Complex, subtle aromas of black raspberry, redcurrant, mocha, brown spices, tobacco, smoke and earth. A step up in definition from the merlot bottlings, with good underlying minerality and spice character contributing brightness and energy. Firm, balanced wine with very good lift. Finishes with building, slightly dry tannins.