- Aug 1, 2016
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Looks mike my grape vendor ran out of cabernet sauvignon but still has cabernet franc. What is the big difference between the 2? Would cabernet franc blend well with merlot and zin?
Thank you for that yeast suggestion. I have GRE and D21 on hand for my Cab Franc grapes I get tomorrow afternoon. I'm waiting to see what the brix is (we had a lot of rain at the end of last week so I know that the brix dropped a bit). I am worried since we are in Southern PA that I may get less than optimally ripe Cab Franc and don't want to have to blend the batch with other wines for the next 5 years to use it all. Assuming I will taste the green characteristics up front so I can make my yeast decision.I would suggest trying a Chinon red for a nice style of Cab Franc. Might want to try GRE yeast, which is suppose to cut down on green characteristics.