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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  • Seven Hills Columbia Valley Dry Rose' 2014

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    The color of the wine is a nice pale peach color in the glass. The nose expresses an interesting combination of citrus notes, along with some white floral notes and a bit of peach. The taste is delightful, with a crisp blast of fruit up front, plenty of grapefruit and tropical notes of papaya that give way to some honeysuckle and mineral notes... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Cabernet Franc Rose Appellation Horse Heaven Hills Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2014

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    Beautiful Horse Heaven Hills rose of Cab Franc. The nose is crisp and clean with a hint of bright red cherry. On the palate is more bright cherry, ripe strawberry and touch of melon, bright acidity and a nice finish. One of the nicer roses so far this spring. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • February seasonal temperatures in Napa Valley can be remarkably cool and wet, ... ... Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc vineyards left to finis Read More

    Forum post in the topic Keenan Vineyards and Winery...


  • The opportunity to invest in wine before it enters the bottle is a special one, ... where Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc dominate. The wines far exceed 2013 and are the best since 2010. The best reds offer freshness and refreshment as well as good mid- to long-term potential. The key was the lengthy Indian Summer. Indeed, Thomas Duroux o... Read More

    From the article Investing in Bordeaux 2014


  • Retired and looking to become more acquainted with wine products.  It seems like an vast array of confusion to me.  I only drink dark red wines, and the cheap kinds- as you might be able to tell by my username- but I love wine.  So let me get my many thoughts together and in some kind of order and I will get back.  Thank you community.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • I am a life long wine enthusiast with a preference for Bordeaux, particularly if consumed at maturity. I do enjoy wines from other parts of the world but find I like the ones that have a claret style best. I dislike CA/domestic  fruit bombs that seem so prevalent and popular in the U S.My bias toward Bordeaux was probably set when a friend of mi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic MWW


  • Grace Estate Winery le Gras Baril 2012

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    30% Malbec, 30% Petit Verdot, 40% Cabernet Franc, this blend lets the lesser stars of Bordeaux shine. Aged 16 months in a mix of new and neutral oak. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Grace Estate Winery Cabernet Franc 2012

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    Great varietal character and balance with cherry, peppercorn, and tobacco notes. Aged 11 months in 40% new French oak. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • King Family Vineyards Meritage 2012

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    Right bank Bordeaux style blend -- 42% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 25% Petit Verdot, and 6% Malbec. Gold Medal Winner in the 2015 Virginia Governor's Cup. Very structured, aged 18 months in French oak. Bright berry notes fade into baking spices and jammier tones. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Ok, ok, that never happened.. No Ott or Tuscan Rose vs. our wine list. ... ... a Dry Rose. Seven Hills Cabernet Franc Rose 2014.This wine is first class now. Thanks Jordan (the guy who buys the wine I sell.) ** enjoyed by guests tonight vs. SBlanc NZ or PGrigio Alto Adig Read More

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  • This is the cab franc I love best so far... http://stoneflyvineyards.windsorvineyards.coresense.com/index/page/static/subpage/about_cabFranc

    Comment by 87843napagirl68 87843 napagirl68


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