What an interesting wine. In researching this wine, I have discovered that the Cabernet Franc is a dark blue grape variety that is often compared to the cabernet sauvignon. Sure enough, this red is tannic, herbal and spicy. I think the aroma is different than a cabernet — the herbs and spices are much more prevalent in the franc than a sauvignon. There is a vanilla and graphite finish. I think it is fabulous. I love the strong, assertive bouquet and the aggressive tannic finish. Totally yummy. This Uva Negra Cabernet Franc is a keeper!