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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  • I had roast chicken last night and I started a bottle of L'Ardoise Domaine ... ... is a blend of 90% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon and it was an absolutely lovely accompaniment.There is plenty of a blackcurrant,cherry and menthol style fruit with soft but structured tyannins.This is not the first cuvee I have had from this domaine... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Domaine des Rochelles Anjou l'Ardoise 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £11 from the website www.houseoftownend.com. ... ... cuvee consists of 90% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken.There is plenty of a blackcurrant,cherry and menthol style fruit with soft but structured tannins.In short,this is a lovely wine th... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2015

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    Dusty and dry but quite fruity aromas of plum, raisin and red currant. Nicely spiced and red fruited on the palate with raspberry, red currant and Bing cherry flavors with a touch of herb clinging to the edges and streaks of resinous tannin coming through on the chocolatey finish. 89 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Everything I am about to share was gleaned during my recent trip to ProWein, ... in the Loire Valley, after Cabernet Franc and Gamay Noir. Suffice it to say, this grape is prime for a varietal reviva Read More

    From the article Top 5 Grapes to Watch


  • Montes Alpha M D.O. Santa Cruz Colchagua Valley Chile 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Private Reserve Lalande de Pomerol Christian Moueix 2003

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/126531 for £5.Lalande de Pomerol is a right bank Bordeaux appellation created in 1954,although there has been viticulture here since at least the 12th century,for red wines from the two communes of Lalande de Pomerol and Neac,just north of the commune of Pomerol its... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • For me, Cabernet Franc is completely different. A good wine, but nothing that is really going to wine me over.  Lots of berries--blueberries, blackberries--up front,  A ton of Spring Mountain tannin tells you that this is a grown ups' wine.  I like it, but it is not making me crave my next CF. Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • Terra Valentine Cabernet Franc Napa Valley 2009

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    Very pretty purple color. Berries on entryblueberry seems to provide sweetishness and blackberry seems to provide jamminess. There are, also, some plum flavors. Some still very serious tanninthat seems to be a signature characteristic of Spring Mountain red wines--but Im liking it. Tannin, understandably, causes some roughness way in the rea... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Saved Wines Magic Maker Rose California 2016

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    Fleshy watermelon and strawberry aromas. Quite zesty on the palate with a burst of acidity, tart cherry and watermelon on the palate with a bit more strawberry fruit on the tart tangy finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Château Rollan de By Cru Bourgeois Médoc Bordeaux 2011

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    I bought two bottles of this wine for £12 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctionms/show/127219. 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


  • 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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