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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  • Let’s take a trip back in time. Close your eyes and imagine yourself an ... an ... Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Sangiovese. Expect great things in the coming years, and a trip down a North Carolina wine trail is already an excellent way to spend a weekend. But if you can't make it down soon, here are a few wines to try. When... Read More

    From the article Underrated Wine Travel: North Carolina


  • Blue Rock Baby Blue Red Blend 2012

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    Wine review by Rcrump


  • Once Sommelier Series Napa Valley the Spoon 2007

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    Wine review by cmarinaro


  • Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva 2011

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    Grapes80% Sangiovese 15% Merlot 5% Cabernet Sauvignon francDegree of Alcohol 14%This wine is the result of a careful selection of grapes for the production of the Brolio Chianti Classico. A traditional reserve, to the distinctive character of Chianti.Tasting notes:Intense ruby red color. Taste notes of vanilla, chocolate, violets and cherries. W... Read More

    Wine review by Baffetto de Roma


  • Turkish wines aren’t exactly at the forefront of our collective fine wine ... the palate. Gali Merlot/Cabernet Franc 2010 (Gallipoli Peninsula/Thrace, $40) And now for something completely different in its familiarity. In 2005, Gali’s Hakan Kavur planted almost sixty thousand vines on just over one hundred acres in the Thracian area of Turkey, ... Read More

    From the article What You're Missing: Turkish Wines


  • Château Vielle Tour la Rose Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2010

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    A Lot 18 buy. Big, beautiful, ripe, and luscious. Dark and inky. Opens with ripe plum and cherry preserves, then chocolate and fudge and lavender and vanilla, wet cedar and oak. Big mouthful, well balanced tannins and acidity with a finish that goes on and on. Did not decant, but got better and better and more subtle in the glass. Ridiculously... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Tokaj, Maule, Yarra and Georgia. They may not sound like much now, but a ... ... from cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, and petit verdot.” Southern Australia's Yarra Valley may also be one of the future's premier regions, McCoy said. “This spot is a hotbed of young ambitious winemakers,” she wrote. “They're mainly chasing great pinot... Read More

    From the article Bloomberg Predicts The Next Eight Great Wine Regions


  • Received this bottle of 2010 Owen Roe Cabernet Franc Rosa Mystica. Grown in one of the cooler sites in the Yakima Valley.This wine was incredibly memorable due to it's many flavors, some prevalent and some masked. Cherry, blueberry, current, forest floor, dust, chocolate, some floral, spice, oak and wonderful long lasting taste.I've had a few di... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Owen Roe Cabernet Franc Rosa Mystica Block 2010

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    Received this as a Christmas gift and oh what a wonderful gift. This could be one of my favorite Cabernet type wines. Deep beautiful cherry and current, forest floor chocolate, blueberry, nice acidity and well balanced tannins. This gives way to a spicy long lasting finish. Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


  • Things are going slow but steady in British Columbia.  The ... ... Sauvignon, Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Riesling and Suavignon Blanc,” she wrote. The numbers indicate not much has changed in B.C.'s top-grape numbers, save for the modest rise of pinot noir and cabernet franc. As for the white wines the region produces – pinot gris,... Read More

    From the article BCFG Releases Vineyard Stats for 2014 Growing Season


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

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