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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  • Château Rollan de By Cru Bourgeois Médoc Bordeaux 2011


    I bought two bottles of this wine for £12 from the website Geographically,the Medoc is the entire peninsular north of the City of Bordeaux but the appellation of that name created in 1936 only refers to the 16 communes at the northern end.The area is sometimes called the Bas-Medoc or Lower-Medoc though... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Fattoria di Rignana Chianti Classico Riserva 2013


    A bit of eucalyptus on the nose with soft molasses and floral aromas, dark berry and rich cherry aromas. This is spicy and fresh, with ripe berry notes on the palate and a well integrated fruit, spice, earth blend that's equally represented, approachable and pleasant. Dark chocolate cranberries and dried herbs round off the finish. 90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Vintage Ink Limited Edition Whisky Barrel Aged Red 2015


    Pours a muddled dark cherry color, with plum and Earthy soiled undertones. Aromas of booze right up front that soften with some oxidation, and along comes soft vanilla, dark cherry, liquor (whisky) and oak char. The flavors follow suit with plenty of smoky oak barrel, whisky, dark cherry and perhaps blueberry.....yup there's definitely blueber... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Chateau le Fourneau 1990


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website for £15.Saint Estephe is a Bordeaux appellation that was created in 1936 [although viticulture in the area goes back centuries] for red wines only from the single commune around the village of that name in the north of the Medoc peninsular.I have been unable ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Domaines Barons de Rothschild Legende Saint Emilion 2014


    Austere and concentrated black currant and fog aromas with savory pepper and cedar box spice on the nose. Attractive blackberry and black cherry fruit with sticky tannins and dark plum on the palate, a bit herbal with pronounced earth notes on the finish, a touch of black olive and dark chocolate with good length. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Retailers report, and empirical evidence demonstrates, that Valentine's Day ... ... (43%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet Franc (15%), Petit Verdot (13%) and Malbec (9%). This is a rich, well-structured wine, particularly for the price. Second, there’s that Secret Squirrel label! From an image of a squirrel in a red mask on the front, to this descript... Read More

    From the article Eleventh Hour Valentine's Day Wines

  • Château la Garelle Puits Razat Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2014


    I got given this bottle of wine at Christmas and I have no idea where my ... ... cabernet sauvignon and 10% cabernet franc and was aged in oak barrels for 20 months.I started the bottle the other evening with my supper of lamb shanks.There is plenty of a blackberry,plum and blackcurrant style fruit with a suggestion of vanilla on the finish.Th... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Chateau Belle Cure Bordeaux France Merlot Blend 2015


    Here's the thing: while I enjoy Bordeaux's in the Oak the trend to age these wines in the steel/cement seems to have merit by the way this wine is fresh, exciting and pleasant. I will be more inclined to imbibe more often on the latter. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Wine Spots Colchagua Valley 2007


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    Wine review by AndreaLouise01

  • Guy Allion Cabernet Franc 'Les Quatre Pierres' 2008


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    Wine review by babyubu1

  • This is the cab franc I love best so far...

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