A couple months ago, I edited/reviewed my friend Tracy’s doctoral thesis for her. After almost putting me asleep with her piles of information and research projects on Achille’s tendon injuries…she figured she owed me. I wouldn’t accept cold cash…so she decided to send me some wine instead. This bottle of 2001 Willowcroft Vineyards Cabernet Franc was the first I opened–my first wine made in Virginia.