This is exceptional, if not simultaneously a tad surprising. Cabernet Franc achieving this level of ripeness in Canterbury is not necessarily what youd expect. However, life is full of surprises, isnt it, and this is merely the latest. Reminiscent of a very good Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil from the Loire Valley, in the glass the Boneline is a vibrant purple tinged with red, the lifted aromatics replete with red and black fruits when you move in for a whiff. In the mouth, the tannins are succulent and smooth, with a fresh and lively acidity. At the just-concluded Bragato Wine Awards, amid some stiff competition, this was awarded Gold, and the Trophy for Champion Emerging Red Wine. And to top things off, it also took out the Bragato Trophy for Champion Wine of the Show. Outstanding.