This love affair was quite like a 70s movie. A very long, slow intro with mostly music and no talking. It took us a little while to get out of the friend zone. But once we did, I realized I’ve never known a love quite like this before. I am smitten. So smitten that we replaced all of our Malbec vines with cab Franc. This wine tastes of its place, and it is special. Very, very special. I’ve made pilgrimages to Clos Reugeard, the Loire and Rhône valleys, South Africa etc. to try to understand why this mother of Cabernet Sauvignon is unlike any other grape. I’m looking forward to every single incarnation of this wine.