The marvelous 2020 growing season and harvest was nearly perfect in all vine-related respects in Niagara. Wines that practically made themselves with perfect balance and proportions. We achieved very good ripeness and what we would call classic qualities of aroma, flavours and structure for this variety. Cabernet Franc is what I (Ron Giesbrecht) refer to as the honest broker grape, never trying to – or able to, hide what came before. If the season was cool, then the aromas, flavours and structural elements will indicate these effects by making a wine that can still be lovely – but are then somewhat more herbal, bright and red-fruit oriented with lighter tannins.