Both of these varieties originate from Bordeaux France – the partnership between these varieties is uncanny. The anatomy of the Cabernet Sauvignon grapevine allows this variety to have a higher tannin concentration than other varieties. The profile of Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be darker fruit like plum, raisin, blackberry and blackcurrant. With the influence of oak similar characteristics of cedar, vanilla and spice become pronounced. Cabernet Franc is an early ripening variety that is more acidic and typically a lighter style then its offspring Cabernet Sauvignon (a vine crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc). Distinctive violet floral are associated with Cab Franc specifically violets, bright red fruit like raspberry and cherry and can also have a nuance of herbs or peppers
Cabernet Reserve 2015
70% Cabernet Franc 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak: French and American
This Cabernet blend delivers bright red berry aromas and flavours with hints of violet. Robust notes of toasted vanilla, spice and coffee bean elevate the bouquet. The aromas carry to the palate, fruit forward with firm tannins and an oak finish.
Food Pairings: Great with grilled red meat, grilled vegetables, sharp cheese, or hearty stews
A cabernet cabernet blend! working with two king red grapes and they balance each other beautifully! Cabernet Franc, lighter of the two variety with a sharper acidity played off of the bigger bolder red fruit notes of the cab sauv. This blend is dense with big flavour and big oak!