Cabernet franc grapes are hardy. The vine can adapt to many climates, including cold ones. It grows well in many types of soil. Thin skinned. This yields a wine that is more moderate in tannin and lighter in color and body. This grape has an easy-drinking structure and intriguing combination of fruity, vegetal, and earthy flavors. Cabernet Franc also features other distinct flavors and aromas such as; tobacco, raspberry, cassis, and sometimes even violets.