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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  • Terlato Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    578 cases of this offering were produced. In addition to Cabernet Sauvignon ... ... some Merlot (18%), and Cabernet Franc (2%) were blended in. Black raspberry, cassis and bits of leather inform the nose. The palate is stuffed with blackberry, raspberry and more. Black tea, dried cherries and spices fill out the long, generous finish Read More

    Wine review by Gabe Sasso


  • Chateau Franc-Cardinal Francs Cotes de Bordeaux 2010

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from www.robersonwines.co.uk in West ... consists of 72% merlot,24% cabernet franc and 4% malbec and is aged in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my supper of lamb shanks and I did enjoy it.There is some fairly tart blackcurrant and cherry style fruit and it was a little overtannic. It did n... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • This is not your first Thanksgiving rodeo. It's not ours, either. We've ... ... Noir. Riesling. Gamay. Cabernet Franc. Champagne and sparkling wine. Each have been staples at our annual Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family for years.  Wines made Petit Manseng, a small, thick-skinned grape most commonly associated with the Jurançon regio... Read More

    From the article The Ultimate Thanksgiving Wine List


  • Mas Gil Clos D' Agon Tinto Cataluya 2011

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Being aware of price points for most of the other varietals I have always wondered why the Pinot Noirs are always priced way ahead of the other varietals.It is almost impossible to purchase a Pinot Noir at the same price point/quality as a Cabernet Sauvignon for under $20Now I live in a region where both Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington State) and... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Searching for a Resonable...


  • Chateau Fleur Cardinale Saint Emillion Grand Cru 2009

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Vineyard 29 Cru Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Dancing Hares Mad Hatter 2011

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  • Chateau Plince 2013

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    This modest Pomerol actually performed well in this much maligned vintage (2013); the nose has an attractive scent of plum and a hint of sweet cherry with a moderately tannic entry (but eminently drinkable now) and a nice cherry effect on the palate plus a little grit and wet loam. Not bad at all, if simple. The flavour profile probably reflec... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau Fourcas Dupre Listrac-Medoc 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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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