Cabernet Franc

    Sharing Vina Vida: A Personal Wine Experience at Newly Opened Kuhlman Cellars

    by Robin English-Bircher, Wine Travel Writer, Texas Wine and Trail October 01, 2014 Wine is addictive. For many in the Texas Wine industry, the addiction seeps into their very being; it drives them and brings great contentment and satisfaction. One of the most recent couples to be swept into wine is Christopher and Jennifer Cobb.

    46 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

    Bloomer Creek Vineyard 2011 Vin d’ete Cabernet Franc

    This isn’t a wine that everyone is going to appreciate. As some would say, this is a cab franc lover’s cab franc. You need to appreciate the earthiness of the grape — the herbal edges too. Bloomer Creek Vineyard 2011 Vin d’ete Cabernet Franc ($18) isn’t driven by bold fruit flavors. The cool, wet 2011 vintage saw to that.

    9 readers - By Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report

      Wine of the Week 19 – a superior Bordeaux Supérieur

      Quentin Sadler's Wine Page - - 8 readers - Vineyards in Entre-Deux-Mers. I’m not a great one for the cheaper end of Bordeaux, the sort of wine that was described as ‘luncheon claret’ when I joined the wine trade. Red Bordeaux more than any other type of wine really ought to make you stop, think and smile. Claret – any red Bordeaux – can be the most thought provoking, elegant and refined wines in the world, but of course ...

      Joe Spellman on JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery and Landmark Vineyards

      Letting the Wine Speak - - 10 readers - I have previously posted about the excellent seminars at Rom Toulon’s 24 Hubert Wines in Tribeca (see my posts about Alphonse Mellot and Fritz Wieninger’s Wiener Gemischter Satz). This past week I attended another top-notch seminar at the Manhattan store, presented by master sommelier Joe Spellman, winery sommelier for JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery in Paso Robles, on California’s Central Coast.

      Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006

      Texas Wine Lover - - 8 readers - The post Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. We happened to have some free time this past week while in the Dallas area and decided to pop into Landon Winery in McKinney, Texas. I had read about them and had seen many comments on how great the wines were, but I needed to find out for myself.

      Whole Foods Chianti Delivers Taste At Low Price

      BottleReport.com - - 8 readers - Whole Foods Chianti Delivers Taste At Low Price 365 Chianti with tortellini. 365 Chianti 2011, Italy Cost: $7.99 What: With Whole Foods opening in Augusta last week I thought I’d check out their wine offerings. I was impressed. There are plenty of high end wines for special dinners, but they also have many good wines at the low end of the price scale, including some at $2.99.

    The latest about Cabernet Franc

      Mariana Vineyards "Sierra Foothills" Cabernet Franc 2010 wine review by (PB)

      … berry and strawberry fruit. Cabernet Franc is one of the classic blending grapes of Bordeaux used in melding Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This single vineyard varietal is interesting and unique. It was a gift from a dear friend, and a great gift it was. Raise a glass. --A Review from The Wine Cask Blog. Creative Commons: Attribution - ShareAlike 2.5 applies …

      7 readers - By The Wine Cask Blog

      Fresh Sheet October 20th 2014

      … notes of barrel spices, milk chocolate, coffee, raspberry, and cherry. The palate is medium bodied with abundant coffee flavors. 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 12% Syrah, 8% Tempranillo, 6% Grenache, 6% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Mourvèdre, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Sangiovese, 2% Cinsault, and 1% Counoise 1%. 14.0% alcohol. Sample provided by winery. Brian…

      1 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report

      Is the Cannon Closed Or What Does it Take for New Crosses to Become Classic Varieties?

      … the masses the way some of us Riesling lovers would have liked it to. Jancis Robinson recently commented on this in one recent post. That makes me wonder, if Riesling can’t catch on then what chance do any of the “new” varieties have? Let’s face it. According to Carole Meredith’s DNA research at UC Davis, Cabernet Sauvignon was a chance crossing…

      5 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

      History, mystery in Harrison Hill Vineyard

      … Sauvignon and replanted with more Cab, as well as Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Today, those vines are more than 20 years old. Also in the years since Associated Vintners planted those grapes in the early 1960s, a neighborhood had sprung up around the vineyard. Today, homes surround Harrison Hill on three sides, which also means telephone wires…

      4 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      Oct. 25 LCBO Wine Picks: Tuscany + Chile

      … is the certified organic Emiliana Coyam that is a blend of 38% Syrah, 31% Carmenère, 19% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Mourvedre, and 1% Malbec. No Chilean list would be complete without a Carmenère, in this case a Single Vineyard version from Caliterra that also contains 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Syrah and made using sustainable viticultural practices…

      4 readers - By Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

      Savannah-Chanelle

      …, Carignane and Cabernet Franc, among other varieties. They also planted fruit trees and produced prunes. By the 1920s the family owned over 400 acres. The winery was established in 1917. The Pourroy wines were sold in jugs or small barrels - there was no commercial bottling - and Eloi Pourroy did not even own a truck, preferring to use horse drawn sleds…

      2 readers - By Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara Valley Wines

      2012 Fielding Cab Franc

      … another lovely wine from Fielding. What can I say I am a fan for sure. I would give it an 89-90. Yumm. Keep up the great work Fielding! From the LCBO web site: Fielding Estate Cabernet Franc 2012—VINTAGES#: 36194 STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity Beautifully brambly and woodsy on the nose with blackberry, black cherry, cracked peppercorn and currants…

      2 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

      Woodinville Wineries: Des Voigne Cellars

      … to stay around for too long. Drinkability: 7+ The 2010 Des Voigne Cellars The Groove Red Columbia Valley (43% Syrah, 36% Sangiovese, 17% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot) had a very welcoming nose with touch of spice, more spices weer present on the palate with some roasted notes. Another excellent effort, and again a great QPR at $20 (your chances…

      3 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Sonoma Valley CRUSH at St Francis Winery

      … day, the vineyards and grapes themselves, and was absolutely passionate and uber-knowledgeable about the land… Yay! 2014 was an early harvest and the tour took place in the first week of October. The syrah, cabernet and cabernet franc were still on the vine while many other varietals had already been removed. The acres of vineyards which surround…

      5 readers - By Sip on this Juice

      Drink Local Wine Week: The Importance of Vintage. Or Not.

      …, like troubled teenagers who mature into successful adults. So Boyce and O’Herron blended them with some wine from 2008 and a bit from the super-ripe 2010 vintage. The result was Slate, an unusual melange of Bordeaux grapes — cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec and petit verdot — with syrah comprising a third of the blend. Labeled…

      6 readers - By Dave Mcintyre/ Dave McIntyre's WineLine

      "resistance is futile" - visiting Breaux Vineyards again

      … for the 2013 Rosé and her first wine release really bodes well for Breaux. One of two cellar club tasting areasOn the red side of the regular tasting menu, we tasted the red blend called Equation ($17), the 2012 Marquis de Layfayette (Cabernet Franc) ($32), and the 2007 Meritage ($48). The 2007 Meritage was the star here, with many flavors and a long finish…

      6 readers - By Wine About Virginia