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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  • "Eighteen months in oak should make this a most excellent Cabernet Franc"So that's the key factor, is it Al? Read More

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  • Eighteen months in oak should make this a most excellent Cabernet Franc from St. Francis.  It's in the decanter now in preparation for a pasta dinner still in work by my spousal unit (Sandra). Read More

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  • Trip summary of Columbia Gorge and more...Phelps Creek: Don't be put off ... ... Nice dry rosae of cabernet franc and a noteworthy Malbec. Beginning to grow Fruilano on the property.Syncline: 5-600 cases. uses cement egg for Rose and larger cement cubes for big reds. All food friendly wines wit a French/German style.Aniche: 4300 cases made by... Read More

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  • Chateau Micalet Cru Artisan Haut Medoc 2001

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    I bought two bottles of this wine on the website ... petit verdot and 3% cabernet franc and the wine was aged in oak barrels.I started the first bottle last night with my pork chop supper and I did enjoy it. There is plenty of a blackcurrant,blueberry and plum style fruit there with soft but very well structured tannins holding it together. In ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I did not really know much about wine when I started my junior year abroad ... ... 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc. Deep purple color with a bit of blackberry wafting out of the glass along with a touch of balsamic, but really, even after open a few hours, the wine was rather muted. A different story on the palate with more expressi... Read More

    From the article There is Nothing Bourgeois about Cru Bourgeois


  • Regardless of the Barolo's style, you'll get more of its potential out ... Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot vines averaging 40 years old.  The world-class estate was first planted in 1815 by Etienne Théodore Dumoulin. Forty-years later, the relatively young château was granted Second-Growth status in the 1855 offici... Read More

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  • Chateau de Laville Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux 1998

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85406. Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux is an appellation for red,white,rose and sparkling wines [though 90% are red ] from the east bank of the river Garonne between thev City of Bordeaux and the small town of Cadillac.It became incorporated into the new... Read More

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  • Better wines today. 2010 Habit Red Wine taking the cake tonight. This is one of ... ... to it. This is mainly a Cabernet Franc blend and I can see how 2010 would have paired just about perfectly with i Read More

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  • Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley 2009

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    Wine review by Tomeka Ellison


  • Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley 2009

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  • 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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