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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  • This is an interesting blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc.  I'd give it a 7.1 out of 10. Read More

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  • Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Marqués de Casa Concha 2009

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    " young like a baby now; will be better and more evolved come fall, winter and over the next few years. " is what WE said in 2011. Well they were wrong - after 6 years in the cellar this is just plain stupid good. Fruit - muscular but flowing, full bodied and layered with large tannins a driving acidity this last forever. Hold for 2-3 years i... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Chateau de Francs Francs cotes de Bordeaux 2009

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    I bought three bottles of this wine for £20 from the website ... consists of ... consists of 70% merlot,20% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon and was aged in a combination of oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.I started my first bottle last night with my supper of lamb chops. There is plenty of a blackcurrant,blackberry and plum sty... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • My admiration for Murrieta’s Well and their winemaker, Robbie Meyer, is ... Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot, 9% Cabernet FrancThe 2013 vintage of The Spur was driven by Petite Sirah, so I was excited to see that Cabernet Sauvignon takes center stage in 2014.  This latest vintage is noted for its texture and tannic structure. The weight and depth on t... Read More

    From the article Secret Sauce Wines: Murrieta's Well


  • Chateau Plaisance-Branne Montagne Saint-Emilion 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Round 1 = 3 x NZ and 1 x South AfricanThe Man o War is from Waiheke Island near ... ... Blend and is Merlot and Cabernet Franc dominantI very nice easy to drink red wine surprisingly fresh for its 6 years probably should be drank by 2020 but certainly a nice startThe Te Mata Estate is from Hawkes Bay 54 CS 36 Mer 10 CFLots of nice Black Curren... Read More

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  • Irouleguy Domaine Ilarria 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Wiltshire [www.yapp.co.uk ] for ... ... bottle consists of 55% cabernet franc, 25% cabernet sauvignon and 20% tannant.I started my bottle last night with my supper of beef stew. There is plenty of a slightly tart cherry and menthol style fruit with fairly soft tannins that gave sufficient structure.... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Costes de Beyrac Buzet 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington ... sauvignon and 23% cabernet franc.I started the bottle last night with my roast pork supper.At first,I thought it a little dry and austere but after a couple of hours it seemed to open up to reveal plenty of a blackcurrant,blackberry and plum style fruit.The tannins werre soft b... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Great time with my "Somm Ladies" tasting a good variety of vinos.Pictured here is a partial list of our tastings:• Featherstone Phoenix '16 - Reisling/Gewurztraminer• Weingut Frank - Gruner Veltliner• The Hatch, B.Yanco '14 - Pinot Blanc/Gewurztraminer• Conte Valdemar '15 - Rioja Rosé• Château d'Aqueria '14 - Tavel Rosé• Domaine Queylus '13 - Pi... Read More

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  • I am having some difficulty with the management of this system. I am the same ... Blood, ours is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Blaufrankisch and Turan. We grow these grapes here in western NY. Our Kagor has been switched from its first version from Cabernet Franc to Saperavi and the switch is well worth it. Deeper flavors and more authentic flavo... Read More

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  • 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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