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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  • Orin Swift Cellars Papillon Napa Valley 2013


    Full bodied and rich with smooth tannins; decanted for one hour. Excellent wine. Read More

    Wine review by markscheidler

  • Chateau Haut-Marbuzet St. Estephe 2001


    I bought this bottle of wine as part of a lot from the website ... ... sauvignon,40% merlot and 10% cabernet franc. and spends 18 months in new oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a blackcurrant and plum style fruit there and the tannins are soft but hold things toget... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • The wine can't be sold with a vintage date because of EU rules. I'm not ... not ... Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, alc 15.0&nbs Read More

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  • Can anyone help me figure out the difference between the Dave Phinney (Orin Swift) Locations F1, F2 and F3 wines. I tried one that was listed as a 2011 vintage. I did not see the bottle and don't know which to look for. Do the 1, 2 and 3 correspond to vintage? Any clarification is appreciated.  Read More

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  • Our list is comprised of 80% Italy and 20% California/Washington.However we DO" Cork Bordeaux. 5th growth to best vintage comp., if kept best. I assure.My Best Bordeaux labels: personal.Cos D' EstronelBaron PichonComtess de LalandLeoville Las CasesCheval BlancBlye, Bourge and Castillion. (I like Cab/Cab Franc and Merlot in Bordeaux.) Obviously..... Read More

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  • Chateau les Sapins de Gaillou 2012


    Enjoyable Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • Ciccone Vineyard & Winery Cabernet Franc Leelanau Peninsula 2012


    Rather weak but ok wine. Read More

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  • America’s first vertical tasting of the fine wines of Podere Sapaio from ... Sauvignon (Uva Francesca), Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Merlot. These and other French varietals have been in Tuscany since the 1700’s. An increase in French plantings took place along the Maremma coast in the early 19th Century, when Napoleon was exiled to the n... Read More

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  • Baer Winery Ursa Columbia Valley 2012

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    Wine review by alm mtw

  • Culmina Hypothesis 2011


    The 2011 Culmina is quite a surprise - there is a certain mute element on the nose (slightly closed) but with lightweight cassis. The entry is quite light in body, but with light, attractive tannin and demi-sec blackberry flavors. The wine is clean, pure and promises even better results down the line. Tastes like a St.-Estephe wine... Pricy, b... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • This is the cab franc I love best so far...

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