Cabernet Franc

Name of varietal: Cabernet Franc

Common synonyms: breton, bouchy, bidure, bouchet, cabernet franco, capbreton rouge, kaberne frank, noir dur
 
Parentage of the grape: it’s a chicken or egg scenario. Cab Franc has been determined as one of the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon (the other is Sauvignon Blanc). 
 
History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But its historic moment came In the 17th century when Cardinal Richelieu selected it for the garden of Abbaye de St. Nicolas de Bourgeuil, where it was attended by an abbot named Breton (hence the local synonym). Plantings spread into Bordeaux in the 18th century, where it met its life partner Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet Sauvignon came into existence. It is now mostly used as a blending grape there. However in the Loire and Southwest France, it is still vinified as a varietal wine in the likes of Bourgeuil, Chinon, Tauraine, Saumur, Anjou and the few reds of Read more »

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  • Galileo once said “Wine is water, held together by sunlight.” With ... a Riesling, dry Rose, and Cabernet Franc. By night, she is the owner of Trestle Thirty One, a high end boutique wine brand making age worthy dry Riesling. In 2014, Cadamatre was named to Wine Enthusiast’s Top 40 under 40 list and has numerous 90+ scoring wines to her credit... Read More

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  • Osoyoos Larose le Grand Vin 2009

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    The Osoyoos Larose just keeps improving, and the 2009 edition is as good as any of the predecessors with a cedar bark - sweet cherry nose with a hint of black earth and pencil lead. Unbelievable mouth-filling flavours of cherry, cake spice and bramble berries with a hint of vanilla on the finish. As a Bordeaux should be, but often isn't. Sup... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Concha Y Toro Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Marchigue 2014

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    Pungent and richly fruited aromas of blackberry and earthy/savory notes of olive and dark plum. This is elegant and assertive on the palate with excellent balance and finesse, showing dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black currant, pleasant spice and a creamy chocolate and dark espresso finish.91 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Chateau Siran Margaux 2011

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    I bought this bottle of wine during my trip to Bordeaux back in May. Chateau ... ... petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc and spent 12 months in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast pork.It is fairly full-bodied with plenty of a fresh blackcurrant,plum and blueberry style fruit and soft and smooth tannins. There is... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Waterbrook Melange Red Varietal Blend 2012

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    Huge cranberry/black raspberry juice coloration with rust and/or Earthy tinges around the outside ring.....good clarity. Aromas of black plum, huge leather, herbal/leafy notes of tobacco and fennel leaf, mildly charred oak wood, black cherry pits, blackberry, and cedar forest soils and a hint of smoke. Flavors that represent deep dark berry (c... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Chateau Clos Cheval Brun Saint Emilion 1970

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    I was given this bottle of wine after a house clearance in Fulham,I thought it an unusual bottle because it is sqare sided rather than cylindrical. I do not know where in the house it was found but the level was almost into the neck and when I opened it the corkl was sodden with wine so I would surmise reasonable storage conditions.I have not be... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Lieb Cellars Cabernet Franc Reserve North Fork of Long Island 2015

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    Light cherry and raspberry fruit aromas with a candied sugar quality and a hint of wildflower. Nicely fruited and pleasantly herbed on the palate, with dark raspberry and crispy cranberry fruit flavors, good fresh acidity and a palate that's light on its feet, a touch of blueberry and warming tannins on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Lucia Highlands Grand Reserve 2005

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    Had at union 50 Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


  • Rooster Hill Cabernet Franc Lemberger 2015

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    Wine review by Dottee


  • Marqués de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Cyt M.O 2010

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    Wine review by SebastianT


  • This is the cab franc I love best so far... http://stoneflyvineyards.windsorvineyards.coresense.com/index/page/static/subpage/about_cabFranc

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