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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  • Yesterday we conducted another wine tasting party at our friends Sally & ... a Pinot Grigio, a Norton, a Cabernet Franc, and a Merlot / Cabernet Franc blend.  The favorite of the group was our 2012 Glen Manor T. Ruth - the Merlot / Cabernet Franc red blend.  We brought the prize bottle (2009 Muse Vineyards Clio, which won the Virginia Governor... Read More

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  • Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry 2012

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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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  • Bodegas Renacer Punto Final Malbec Reserva 2006

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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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  • Honig Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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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

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  • Pallus Messanges Rose Cabernet Franc Chinon Val de Loire 2014

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