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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  • Château Puygueraud Red Bordeaux Blend Côtes de Francs 2005

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... consists of 70% merlot,25% cabernet franc and 5% malbec and spent 16 months being aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of lamb chops.There is plenty of a cherry,plum and blackcurrant style fruit with a hint of vanilla and spice on the finish. There were soft tannins ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Concha Y Toro Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    Wine review by effell


  • Concha Y Toro Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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  • Glenora Cabernet Franc 2009

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    Tried at Grapefest. Pretty good. Read More

    Wine review by effell


  • Wagner Vineyards Cabernet Franc Rose 2015

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    A rose not bad Read More

    Wine review by effell


  • Pillitteri Estates Winery Cabernet Franc Niagara-On-the-Lake Vqa NV

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    Too sharp on the tongue. Didn't care for it. Read More

    Wine review by effell


  • 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

    From the article The Water and Your Wine


  • 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


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