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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  • Bodegas Mencia Dos Bierzo De2 2006

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    Starts with an earthy nose - very reminiscent of a Cabernet Franc - full of notes of soil, gravel, chicken coop etc. Lots of tannins, this wine has a young tart finish. Read More

    Wine review by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


  • Opolo Cabernet-Syrah Blend Paso Robles Fusion 2004

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    This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. The Opolo 2004 ... ... blend masterfully combines Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot to create an elegant wine with immediate appeal. Wonderfully enticing ripe cherry flavors and currant-laced fruits are supported by spicy, toasted oak from the extended time of ... Read More

    Wine review by Gold Medal Wine Club


  • Viader Cabernet Franc Napa Valley Dare 2004

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    This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. A highly coveted wine ... ... Range, Viaders 2004 DARE Cabernet Franc emulates the European St. Emilion style that is quite rare in California. This silky Cabernet Franc garnered 92 Points from Wine & Spirits magazine: If further proof is needed that Napa Valley can produce exceptional, ... Read More

    Wine review by Gold Medal Wine Club


  • Ahnfeldt Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004

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    This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. Ahnfeldts 2004 Napa ... Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. Enjoy now until 201 Read More

    Wine review by Gold Medal Wine Club


  • Larkin Cab Franc 2005

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    This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. The Larkin 2005 Cabernet Franc follows a remarkable line-up of consecutive 90+ rated wines beginning with the first vintage in 1999. Awarded 92 Points by Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate, the 2005 Cabernet Franc embodies the masterful winemaking skills of Sean Larkin. Highly promoted by R... Read More

    Wine review by Gold Medal Wine Club


  • Long Meadow Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2003

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    This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. The 2003 Cabernet ... 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. Enjoy now until 201 Read More

    Wine review by Gold Medal Wine Club


  • Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2003

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    This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. The Kenefick Ranch ... Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 1.8% Cabernet Franc. Enjoy now until 201 Read More

    Wine review by Gold Medal Wine Club


  • Revolver Wine Company Cabernet Franc Napa Valley the Fury 2004

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    This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. A Gold Medal Wine ... what to expect and more from Cabernet Franc fruit grown in Napa Valley. Winemaker, Brain Pages 2004 Fury Revolver Cabernet Franc is no ordinary Cab Franc! Its brash, yet supplethe Cabernet Franc shows its true colors by expressing deep blackberries and blueberries ... Read More

    Wine review by Gold Medal Wine Club


  • Robert Young Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Scion 2002

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    This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. The Robert Young ... ... Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc. Enjoy now until 201 Read More

    Wine review by Gold Medal Wine Club


  • O'Brien Family Vineyard Seduction 2006

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    Wine review by aakrafft


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