Ironstone Cabernet Franc Ð IÕve tasted a lot of Cabernet Franc, but honestly none that tasted like Ironstone. Typically Cabernet Franc delivers some astringency, herbal notes and hints of green pepper. And if you search hard enough, you can find those qualities here. But mostly, this is just a hearty red wine with nice grip, and deep black fruits. More modern in style, it can pair nicely with any basic American fare. Oh and I forgot to mention, this wine could just become your favorite.