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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  • Chateau Fontbernard Saint-Emilion 2010

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    Really, really good. In fact this could stand a couple of more years in the cellar. Black berry fruit, mocha, vanilla, chewy tannins that turn into a sweetish daek cherry on the finish and vibrant acidity make this a classic effort. Drink or hold - 90 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Niner Twisted Spur 2009

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    Full of currant and earth. Full, round tannins, smooth. Read More

    Wine review by tjjm


  • OK, my OCD is kicking in.Al, did the Somm say that it contained ... - Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and the rarer St. Macaire, Gros Verdot and Carmenère. If the blend includes any other grape variety, it is, by definition, not a Meritage. Also, to qualify as a Meritage, no single grape variety can make up more... Read More

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  • Chateau de Ricaud Bordeaux Superieur 2014

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    surprisingly good for a wine that gained only the appelation of Bordeaux Superieur and nothing more. combination of plums, chocolates and pepper spices made it feel very welcome. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • These are available at auction hereAU BON CLIMAT, La Bauge Au-dessus Pinot Noir ... Noir ... La Muse - Merlot Cabernet Franc 2007,2008,2009Verite Le Desir - Cabernet Sauvignon 2007,2008,2009Verite La Joie - Cabernet Sauvignon 2008,2009Joseph Phelps Insignia Cabernet Sauvignon 1994Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 2007,2009 The is also a bunch of Op... Read More

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  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

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  • To Stephen: I've always wondered what the REAL cost of producing a bottle ... yard (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Sangiovese). I once calculated that, even at the outrageous per-bottle cost I incur (because I make only about 60 bottles a year), I could make a bottle of wine (corked, labeled, finished with a capsule) for about $20/bot... Read More

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  • The Oak Valley Blend Elgin 2011

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    intense cherry fruits with coffee hints and some spices, structured and complex Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Nice to see people enjoying some bottles with a few years on them! I have a ... ... we opened this 2013 Ryme Cabernet Franc. Not a whole lot going on here. Fairly one dimensional, light with Jolly Rancher cherry and a good bit of acidity, short finish and not much else.  Have one more bottle, will let that one sit and see if this is just in a ... Read More

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  • Bordeaux is different things to different people. To many seasoned wine lovers ... Cabernet Sauvignon (35%), Cabernet Franc (14%), and Petit Verdot (3%) came from thirty-five year old vines. The fruit is harvested by block and optically sorted. Each lot was separately aged over twelve months in new and previously used oak. The dollop of Petit ... Read More

    From the article Surprise! Bordeaux is Modern and Affordable.


  • 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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