90%
of 112
would buy again
90%
of 112
About this rating

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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2018

90% of 112

2017

86% of 3,361

Carmen Stevens Cabernet Franc Merlot 2018

90%
of 112
would buy again
90%
of 112
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage, at the current price. If you're interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below...

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2018

90% of 112

2017

86% of 3,361

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Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

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  • Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2016

    Sold by grandWineCellar.com

    $19.99

    (As of 06/04/2019)

  • Glenelly Esate Reserve Red Blend NV

    Sold by b-21.com

    $19.97

    (As of 06/04/2019)

  • Lubanzi Red Blend 2016

    Sold by johnandpetes.com

    $18.99

    (As of 06/04/2019)

$19.65

Angels Angel Price

$12.99

You save $6.66
Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of wines sold at other companies, that have received the same customer ratings or awards from third parties.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2016

    Sold by grandWineCellar.com

    $19.99

    (As of 06/04/2019)

  • Glenelly Esate Reserve Red Blend NV

    Sold by b-21.com

    $19.97

    (As of 06/04/2019)

  • Lubanzi Red Blend 2016

    Sold by johnandpetes.com

    $18.99

    (As of 06/04/2019)

$19.65

Angels Angel Price

$12.99

Carmen Stevens Cabernet Franc Merlot 2018

90%
of 112
would buy again
90%
of 112
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage, at the current price. If you're interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below...

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2018

90% of 112

2017

86% of 3,361

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of wines sold at other companies, that have received the same customer ratings or awards from third parties.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2016

    Sold by grandWineCellar.com

    $19.99

    (As of 06/04/2019)

  • Glenelly Esate Reserve Red Blend NV

    Sold by b-21.com

    $19.97

    (As of 06/04/2019)

  • Lubanzi Red Blend 2016

    Sold by johnandpetes.com

    $18.99

    (As of 06/04/2019)

$19.65

Angels Angel Price

$12.99

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of wines sold at other companies, that have received the same customer ratings or awards from third parties.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2016

    Sold by grandWineCellar.com

    $19.99

    (As of 06/04/2019)

  • Glenelly Esate Reserve Red Blend NV

    Sold by b-21.com

    $19.97

    (As of 06/04/2019)

  • Lubanzi Red Blend 2016

    Sold by johnandpetes.com

    $18.99

    (As of 06/04/2019)

$19.65

Angels Angel Price

$12.99

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About the wine

Luxurious South African red blend from your 1st Winemaker of the Year!
  • Layered with juicy fruits and subtle spices, Carmen’s vivacious red blend is a deep, brooding powerhouse that’s destined for the dinner table.

  • This one-of-a-kind red is made using fruit from prestigious wine regions Stellenbosch and Elgin. The fruit was handpicked and aged 10 months in expensive oak barrels – and with your support, this luxe wine is yours for a serious steal.

  • Carmen’s fiery red blend is an all-out Angel favorite and the perfect partner to some pepper crusted steak, well rested and served with freshly made aioli.

Best before
For a wine to be able to age and age well, you need 1. Good fruit expression 2. Depth of fruit 3. Layered fruit 4. A refined tannin structure 5. Good density of color pigments 6. The oak that compliments rather than overpower 7. Good refreshing acidity 8. All of the above in good balance with one another. This wine shows all these attributes. The refined, supple tannins and the elegance of this wine suggest that this wine can be enjoyed now but, will need some decanting to bring all the beautiful fruit to the fore. This wine has all the attributes to be aged for 5-7 years if kept under the right conditions.

Serving advice
I do suggest to decant the wine for 30-45mins. The Angels will be rewarded with perfume and fruit from the Cabernet Franc, elegantly molded tannins of Merlot, soft vanilla, cinnamon influence from the barrel maturation and a subdued freshness because of the oxygen impact on the acid. Please enjoy!

Food match
A beautiful pesto pasta with heaps of roasted pine nuts served with fresh rocket leaves will make for a good companion to the Cabernet Franc/ Merlot 2018

South Africa

Western Cape

Cabernet Franc Blend

Big Red

14.2% ABV

750ml

Vegetarian

Meet the winemaker - Carmen Stevens

  • Angels funded the first black woman to graduate in winemaking in South Africa, beating all the odds. And you gave her a shot at making her own wine.
  • She works for a super-premium, top drawer, American-owned, no expense spared, mega award-winning winery in South Africa, and you're going to get access to all her talent at a fraction of the cost.
  • And with Angel funding (Over $200,000 invested in just 8 hours!), Carmen is branching out and making her own project wines. Just for you!

     

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90% of 112 would buy it again
$12.99

2018

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