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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  • Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac 5e Cru Classe 1992

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... sauvignon,20% merlot and 5% cabernet franc and was aged for 18 months in oak barrels [50% new]. I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast pheasant.There is some blackcurrant and black cherry style fruit but there are also pronounced flavours of coffee,smoke or cigar box with some we... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau de Sales 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine back in May on my trip to Bordeaux.The Pomerol ... cabernet sauvignon and 13% cabernet franc and spent six months in oak barrels.I started it last night with my supper of roast lamb.There is some blackcurrant and plum style fruit but I was disappointed that the tannins were quite astringent. It was a better wine th... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • With Christmas lunch now on the radar, Snoothers who enjoy cooking are already ... ... with a minimum of 15% Cabernet Franc or Malbec (known as Cot in the Loire).For my anorak followers, Cheverny covers 24 communes and approximately 532 hectares located between the Loire and Cher rivers. The appellation covers the communes of Candé-sur-Beuvro... Read More

    From the article There's something new in French Sauvignon Blanc...


  • Trader Joe's Platinum Reserve Meritage 2013

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    Awesome wine, but I can't recognize 5 years here. Surprisingly soft and silky (but not too smooth or watery) - has some structure: fresh plums, candied cranbaris, very light berberis maybe. Light oak and minerality come at the end. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Chateau Vrai Canon Bouche Fronsac 2014

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    A touch spicy on the nose with notes of black pepper, black currant and lively heat. This is richly fruited and smoky on the palate with heady notes of dark blackberry and black currant, sticky resinous tannins throughout, good mineral notes of earth and dark plum with the tartness of young fruit, a touch of dark chocolate and a creamy finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • According to a YouGov poll, forty-one percent of Americans enjoy wine with ... ... trophy.Liza SwiftBrix ChicksCabernet FrancOne wine above all! Is that even possible? Thanksgiving is around the corner and the wine you place on the table is an important decision. Is it even possible to choose one wine to pair with an entire meal? To me, wine p... Read More

    From the article The One and Only Wine You Need This Thanksgiving


  • Elian du Ros le Vin Est Un Fete Cotes du Marmandais 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Primrose Hill ... ... originated in this area,40% cabernet franc and 20% merlot.and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast pork.My first impresion was that this is a dry wine but there is some slightly sweet and spicy cherry style fruit. It is full bod... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Helped out a family whose father passed away recently here in town.  ... ... ... Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.  Will check out soon I thin Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Most press trips are dominated by wall to wall tastings and seminars run at an ... ... with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Merlot, Tempranillo and Viognier in the chorus line.Today, Cayuse comprises 5 vineyards, namely Cailloux (10 acres), Coccinelle (4.5), En Cerise (10), En Chamberlin (10) and Armada (7), producing 14 labels t... Read More

    From the article A Washington Winery Worth Watching


  • The Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Wine review by chriscage


  • 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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