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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  • Benegas Lynch Libertad Estate Vineyard Cabernet Franc Mendoza 2008

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    Definitely showing its age with pleasant savory sour cherry and developed molasses and brown sugar notes, a hint of crushed violets and cranberries on the nose. More brown sugar and vanilla bean on the palate with a dusty and dry, raisin and blackberry palate, chewy tannins and roasted espresso beans. This is nearing the end of its run, but is t... Read More

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  • Bodega Melipal Cabernet Franc Mendoza 2014

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    Rich and savory licorice and mushroom aromas with notes of molasses and brown sugar - quite unique for Cab Franc. Dry, dusty and bold in the mouth with deep licorice flavors, a thick and rich mouthfeel and a finish of dark chocolate, spice and a bit of heat. Read More

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  • Bodega Melipal Red Blend Mendoza 2013

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    Fresh berry, savory spice and cocoa on the nose with blackberry and a light herbal tomato note. Spicy blackberry and black cherry fruit on the palate with fresh acidity and a tart and tangy mixed berry palate that's dusty and herbal towards the finish. Read More

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  • Punto Final Cabernet Franc Reserva Argentina 2014

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    Tomato leaf and oregano greet the nose amidst dark plum and black cherry aromas. Concentrated raspberry and cherry fruit with a jolly rancher candied quality and a bit of green pepper towards the finish. Read More

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  • Bodega Lagarde Guarda Cabernet Franc Lujan de Cuyo 2014

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    Savory earth and dark berry spiced aromas with touches of tomato leaf and crushed violet flower. This is pure, clean fruited and delicate on the palate, a great showcase for the grape with fresh cherry and raspberry fruit, a pleasant baking spice throughout and a finish of structure and finesse, framed by oak and earth. 91pts Read More

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  • Bodegas Salentein Numina Gran Corte Red Blend Uco Valley 2014

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    Savory and earthy aromas of dark chocolate, plum and black currant on the nose with creamy, vanilla bean notes and inviting fresh berry. Dark berry, leather and smoke on the palate with a burnt twig flavor, chewy tannins, dried herbs and tart, focused black fruit. Read More

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  • Don Baltazar Cabernet Franc Reserva San Juan Argentina 2013

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    A smoky and earthy aromas with a touch of red fruit meets the nose with a touch of fresh sawdust and cocoa. Delicate yet structured in the mouth with deep blackberry and bramble fruit flavors, fresh and varietally influenced herbaceous flavors and a light finish. Read More

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  • Fabre Montmayou Cabernet Franc Reserva 2015

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    A bit of strawberry and red currant fruit in the glass. Medium bodied with a touch of herb, medium tannins and a bit of cherry on the finish. Read More

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  • Tuck Beckstoffer Estate Amulet Red Blend Napa 2014

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    Dark purple fruit aromas of blackberry preserve, black currant and plum with soft earth. This is bold and drying on the palate with thick, commanding tannins that sink into the tongue, laying down a thick coating of earth and spice that at first obscures a bit of the fruit, until bold fruit blueberry, black currant and licorice burst onto the pa... Read More

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  • Domaine Girard Malepere 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Wiltshire [www.yapp.co.uk] for ... ... ... of 60% merlot and 40% cabernet franc and was aged in stainless steel tanks.I started the bottle last night with my supper of chicken breast.My initial impression was how astringent and tannic it was but it slowly mellowed and about two hours after opening i... Read More

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