Tonight I had the opportunity to drink a bottle of the Thirty Bench vineyards 1997 Cabernet Franc Reserve. I was out for dinner at Trattoria Vitoria in Ottawa, which is a marvelous little Italian restaurant in the market. The wine opened up very quickly, with a light, perfumy nose. Well balanced, with a good mix of tannins, acid, and a definite tangy raspberry taste, but not overpoweringly fruity or jammy. Very long finish. I’d buy this one again.