Cabernet Franc

    Craig Camp and Cornerstone Cellars

    I think it is safe to say that the relationship between the wine industry and wine bloggers is complicat ...

    16 readers - By the drunken cyclist

    Chateau Jean Faux Sainte-Ragonde Bordeaux Superieur 2009 - The Real Thing

    Truly a tasty wine. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc from Bordeaux, France. SRP of $30 and purchased for $17.99. 4,000 cases produced. Imported by Signature Jeffrey M. Davies Selections. From the bottle: "Pascal Collotte's south facing hillside vineyard sits across the Dordogne River from Castillon-La-Bataille.

    15 readers - By The Reverse Wine Snob

      New Releases from Fielding Hills, 2011 Vintage

      Wine Peeps - - 14 readers - Fielding Hills Winery, a small, family-owned winery in Wenatchee, is one of the top wineries in Washington State. Owner/winemaker Mike Wade and his wife Karen are longtime apple and cherry growers who have turned a middle portion of their orchard near Mattawa into a vineyard. Their RiverBend Vineyard, planted in 1998, is in the Wahluke Slope AVA and is their sole source of grapes.

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      2011 Domaine La Grange Tiphaine Touraine Amboise Clef de Sol...

      …2011 Domaine La Grange Tiphaine Touraine Amboise Clef de Sol Rouge Oooh… this has some definite sanguine Cabernet Franc notes. Graphite and iodine notes along with red currants, red cherries, and raspberries on the nose. Hints of bark, twigs, and greenery as well. Red fruit initially on the palate, giving way to sanguine notes and then finishing with tart fruit. Pair it with a burger at a bistro… c’est parfait! 5/5 bones $$ Cabernet Franc, Malbec 13% abv Touraine Amboise (Loire), FRANCE…

      4 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      The Fall, Rise and Fall of Beaujolais

      …Beaujolais has been forgotten more often than whatshisname. Beauj wines were top shelf in the 14th century until the Burgundy farmers chased the Gamay Noir grape – crossed with the blessed Pinot Noir – and its wannabe producers south. Gamay lost its prestige in the wake of Marie Antoinette’s gehackt kopf. Gamay grown south…

      3 readers - By The Best of Wines

      The LCBO and WineAlign go local

      … Grange of Prince Edward Trumpour’s Mill Gamay Noir 2012, Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc 2012, Norman Hardie Unfiltered Niagara Pinot Noir 2011, Stoney Ridge Estate Excellence Pinot Gris 2010 If you ask  Heather MacGregor or Lisa Murray, the two responsible for leading the LCBO’s media relations and communications department…

      By Godello

      Meritage blending – Franciscan Magnificat $50

      …Napa Valley I just came out of a local wine shop after attending a great seminar on Meritage and Bordeaux wine blending. This was excellent to understand “Meritage”, it’s history, guidelines for varietals and how closely related it is to a Bordeaux blend. It brought me a greater appreciation to the wine makers, working to create that perfect…

      1 readers - By Simple Wine Talk

      2002 Dominus Estate Christian Moueix I’m a Christian...

      … 2002 Dominus Estate Christian Moueix I’m a Christian Moueix fangirl and I’m not afraid to show it! This wine is epic every time. Fruit leather and ripe, ripe fruit on the nose along with tobacco, leather, mint, eucalyptus, vanilla, dill, clove, mixed color peppercorns, plums, prunes, and cocoa. Just on the nose! Beautiful palate of cassis, plum, tobacco, leather, and mint with a green pepper finish! 5/5 bones $$$$$ Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot 14.1% abv Napa Valley, California, USA …

      4 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      New Releases from Fielding Hills, 2011 Vintage

      … producers, Fielding Hills makes a Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and a red blend called Tribute. Recently, we had the opportunity to taste all five of their new releases from the 2011 vintage in a blind samples tasting. Our favorite was the 2011 Syrah, which is outstanding. The 2011 Merlot and 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon were also quite…

      14 readers - By Wine Peeps

      Craig Camp and Cornerstone Cellars

      …I think it is safe to say that the relationship between the wine industry and wine bloggers is complicated—a few wineries seem to embrace bloggers, others take a more cautious approach, and there are still some that act as if … Continue reading…

      16 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Niagara’s Domaine Queylus: An upstart winery that hits the ground running

      … site is being planted to five acres of Chardonnay, but the bulk of the fruit for the wines is from two vineyards. The key property is on Mountainview Rd. (Beamsville), purchased by Queylus in 2007 and planted from scratch. The former orchard is planted to multiple clones and consists of Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay. The second…

      12 readers - By Wines In Niagara

      The United Grapes of America - Colorado - Creekside Cellars Franc

      …During the 2012 Drink Local Wine Conference, I finally met Michelle Cleveland, winemaker at Creekside Cellars. We had communicated frequently through twitter, but this was the first chance I had to sample her wine, a Cabernet Franc and Viognier, during the event's live twitter tasting. As I recall, both wee quite pleasing nailed the varietal…

      7 readers - By WineCompass

      Roanoke Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Franc

      …Long Island merlot is often — and consistently — delicious. But when Long Island cabernet franc is done well – which is almost always the case at Roanoke Vineyards — it is much more distinctive and compelling. At it’s best, Long Island cabernet franc combines forward, ripe fruit with savory notes — often herbs but sometimes mushrooms or leaf tobacco — and […]…

      12 readers - By New York Cork Report

      Exploring Cabernet Franc — Cornerstone Cellars

      … agree about Pinot in Oregon (though I have met some winemakers in CA recently who are slowly changing my mind about CA Pinot).  By the way, the Cornerstones Pinots are stellar. But I’m not here to talk about his Pinot Noirs. Nor his Cabernet Sauvignons, Napa’s flagship wine. I’m here to talk about Cabernet Franc.  Cabernet Franc is a grape I…

      3 readers - By Vindulge