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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  • Boathouse Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2011

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    Fine Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Il Dominio Bagnoli Rosso Riserva 2004

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    Questo vino è prodotto con un sapiente uvaggio di vitigni bordolesi e l'uva friularo, presente a Bagnoli di Sopra da più di cinque secoli. Un vino riserva del 2004 che mantiene intatte le sue caratteristiche nonostante i 10 anni di invecchiamento. Al naso vinoso, al gusto sapido, leggermente acidulo con un intenso sapore di marasca e un retrogus... Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • Palazzo Cabernet Franc Truchard Vineyard 2008

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  • In a competition dominated by wines outside of Italy, two wines from Delicata ... Malta and its 2013 Medina Cabernet Franc D.O.K. Superior Malta achieved gold status. Delicata was proud of their double-gold haul, noting in a recent post the dual victories add to an already impressive list of recognition. “This latest tandem of gold medals b ri... Read More

    From the article Salute! Maltese Winery Doubles Up at Bergamo Competition


  • Fox, we are having guests, tonight, and I was thinking of offering that Brooks. ... ... Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) is excellent.  On the white side I am very much a fan of their Spring Mountain Chardonnay.  This one does not undergo malo-lactic fermentation.  So, it is not a "butter bomb."I am, pretty much, on the same page with yo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Chateau Grand Traverse Cabernet Franc Reserve 2011

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    Loved it. Read More

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  • On Friday night we had a guest and some huge ribeye steaks on the grill.  The EnTyecemnt I've posted before, but the other two were new for me.  We really loved the Shirvington.  Definitely an Aussie take on Cabernet Sauvignon.  The AVV Franc was a big surprise, though.  At only $20 it wasn’t afraid of the Shirvington at all.  Great trio.  All a... Read More

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  • Blustone Vineyards Winemaker's Red 2012

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    Best red wine I have had from Michigan. Comparable to great wines from the West Coast. Wonderful. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • 45 North Winery Cabernet Franc 2012

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    Decent Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Silver Leaf Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2013

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