Cabernet Franc caught David's eye in the 1980s. He was up at Newton and saw the juice pouring out of a press. It looked like crushed blueberries streaming down the stainless steel. Vibrant purple color, amazing aroma. He planted it at Madrona Ranch as soon as he had the chance, and rarely plants a vineyard without it now. These days those old Franc vines contribute a good amount to the Madrona blend each year. “Cabernet Franc takes the blend to another dimension. It goes right to the middle of the palate, fills the hole. It's the sweet spot of a great bottle of wine.”