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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  • Maverick Estate Winery Rubeus 2014

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    This relatively new winery from Oliver BC has produced a fine, if ... Merlot ... Merlot (with a smattering of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon); colour is opaque, dark cherry with a scent of crushed cherry and cedar frond. The palate introduces some Syrah pedigree with deep red fruit, tannic pucker (leather), a hint of smoke and noticeable oak. W... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  •  2014 Myriad Cellars Syrah Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard - USA, California, Napa Valley (3/19/2017)Savory black olive tapenade is the first thing to greet your nose on this deep purple Syrah. The blueberry fruit is very prominent and mouthcoating. Richness personified on the palate wth juicy blackberry, iron and crushes stones. Tannins are dusty a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • With springtime upon us, wine enthusiasts around the world are looking to ... ... ... grapes in the 2015 were Cabernet Franc (19%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (1%) by the way. Other vintages tasted meant VCC, little known before, is now gracing a few more south of England cellars.   We then drove the short distance to Pomerol’s world famous Le Pin... Read More

    From the article Bordeaux or Bust!


  • Chateau Queyssard Cotes de Bordeaux France 'Grand Vin' 2012

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    not a bad wine if you are not a connoisseur: this wine was vatted in steel barrels? from where I sit, a french wine should be spoiling in oak and that was exactly was was missing from this wine. It tasted too much like a "modern" wine. time in the oak would have given it the class that it needed. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Orin Swift Papillion 2009

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    This wine is lush and bold like I love my reds. It stands up well to a nice medium ribeye or alone as a sipping wine. Love this one! Read More

    Wine review by TXwineluver


  • Orin Swift Papillion 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by TXwineluver


  • Paolo E Noemia d'Amico 'Atlante' Cabernet Franc 2011

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    cherries and blackberries, with chocolate hints. slightly spiced Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • No doubt when Spanish conquistador Pedro Gutierrez de Valdivia founded the city ... Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. The success of these vines put Maipo Valley on the world’s wine radar, resulting in Chile being known as the “Bordeaux of South America.” Maipo Valley takes the lead in producing high quality Bordeaux style... Read More

    From the article This premium Cabernet category should be on your radar


  • Chateaux Lamothe de Haux Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge 2014

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    Wine review by jose pendas


  • Chateaux Lamothe de Haux Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge 2014

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    Plenty of fruit here, blackberry, but some red plum also. Spice, chewy medium tannins and balanced acidity. Mouth watering juicy pop at the end. Give it another 12 months. Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • 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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