Inspired by Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley the 2021 Nithya Massa Vineyard is a blend of 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Malbec. It has aromas of red and black currants bell pepper violet cracked pepper and graphite. The medium-bodied palate has a deep core of pleasantly herbal fruits chalky tannins and energetic acidity finishing long and layered. I love this bright crunchy style! This comes from vines originally planted in the 1970s in the Carmel Valley.