The 2018 Saunders Vineyard Cabernet Franc is another sensational wine from Bevan. This beautifully highlights all the wonderful Cabernet Franc nuances as it immediately begins to impress with its striking aromatics of ripe black currants and black cherries, which are joined by fresh violets, tobacco, graphite, savory herbs, dark chocolate and sweet exotic spices that all come together and explode from the glass. On the palate this possesses a massive full-body that is powerful and layered. It goes on to impress with its incredible concentration and amazing overall depth that leads to a dense core that bursts with flavors of sweet black fruits that expand seamlessly through the mouth-coating finish. This is a complete knockout from Russell Bevan, and while it has the potential to age for decades, it is simply irresistible right now.