The Rough And Ready Cabernet Franc Vs Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 is an $8.99 Trader Joe’s wine, but in places that don’t have a Trader Joe’s this wine sells for $15 to $18. It is a wine made for Trader Joe’s by Bozzano & Co., they have produced other quality wine for TJ’s in the past. They also have a companion wine the Petit Verdot Vs Petite Sirah 2021 and the link to that review and podcast is here.
The name of this wine is not readily apparent on the label, look for the two old-time boxers trading punches on the label. Lodi is a great place to find quality value-priced wine. A surprising number of the growers have been on their land for 100 or more years. They bought land when it sold for 50 cents an acre. Grape vines are usually planted on marginal ground. They had other cash crops that paid the bills for years and turned to winemaking in the 1970s or 1980s when wine became profitable.
So many of the growers have owned the land for decades and have also long since paid for the winery construction. In Napa, vineyards have sold for millions of dollars and the wines are priced accordingly. In Lodi, quality wine is still affordable. The Rough And Ready Cabernet Franc Vs Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 doesn’t mention who grew the grapes or which winemaker made this Red blend.
These two Red grapes should not be Vs each other. Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc were crossed several centuries ago and the result was Cabernet Sauvignon. So Cabernet Franc is Cabernet Sauvignon’s parent. Then these two grapes along with Merlot are the top 3 grapes in the world-famous Bordeaux blend, they work together very well.
The back label of the Rough And Ready Cabernet Franc Vs Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 mentions flavors of vanilla and toasty oak spice, which indicates some sort of oak treatment The alcohol content is a ripe 14.8%.
The Rough And Ready Cabernet Franc Vs Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 Tasting Notes
The color is raspberry jelly red with black highlights. The nose is bright and juicy with blackberry, vanilla, cherry, spice, a hint of herbs, mocha, and lightly floral. The Rough And Ready Cabernet Franc Vs Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 is a dark and juicy Red with excellent chewy tannins.
This Bordeaux blend tastes like blackberry, blueberry, dark chocolate, vanilla cream, and ripe plum. The mid-palate brings cranberry, rounded black cherry, and a slap of spice. The acidity allows the flavors to fully unfold.
- The Rough And Ready Cabernet Franc Vs Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 is a tasty Red with a good mouthfeel and excellent length.
- Not complex and it does sip well.
- Will pair with comfort food, burgers, burritos, tacos, and pizza.