Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is one of the major black grape varieties worldwide. It is principally grown for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the Bordeaux style, but can also be vinified alone, as in the Loire's Chinon. In addition to being used in blends and produced as a varietal in Canada and the United States, it is made into ice wine in those regions.Cabernet Franc is lighter than Cabernet Sauvignon, making a bright pale red wine that contributes finesse and lends a peppery perfume to blends with more robust grapes. Depending on the growing region and style of wine, additional aromas can include tobacco, raspberry, bell pepper, cassis, and violets.
Posts about Cabernet Franc
    • Five Years of a Full Pull

      In October Seattle’s Full Pull Wines celebrated its five-year anniversary with one person I spoke to traveling all the way from California for the sold-out event (read a Focus Report from Full Pull's early days here). Below, I talk with friend and former blogger Paul Zitarelli about the impetus for Full Pull, where the company has gone over the last five years, and what’s next.

      Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Reportin Cabernet Franc- 4 readers -
    • 2014: Top Ten Wines Over $15

      What were some of my favorite wines of the past year? Welcome to my second Top Ten Wine List. Yesterday, I posted my Top Ten Wines Under $15, which I hope you enjoyed and found useful. Now it is time for my Top Ten Wines Over $15, though these wines also cost less than $50. In actuality, I have listed twelve wines, pairing three similar ones together from the same importer.

      Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodiein Syrah- 5 readers -
  • 2009 Trinitas Estate Meritage

    … with aromas of dark fruit, jammy, cigar box. I loved the bouquet. Taste Dry, full-bodied with balanced acidity. The tannins were soft. Silky long mid-palate flavors lingered. abv: 12.2% How much: Retail $55.00 (great price for this wine). Appellation/Region: Napa Valley Meritage blend: 42% Cabernet, 35% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec I…

    Bill Thompson/ Bills Wine Wanderingin Cabernet Franc Merlot- 3 readers -
  • Where Are The Oldest Wineries Located?

    … is 100 miles northeast of Mumbai. The climate in Nashik is similar to parts of California, Australia and Spain. Table grapes are already commonly grown here and there are now a growing number of wineries. Check out Sula Winery and Vallee de Vin for more.” Thanks Robin for sharing this information. Cheers! Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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  • Opus One Revisit 2014

    … in this group (96 pts.) 2009 Opus One - big nose, almost like a Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Palate: big spice, very sweet, tannic, very big and full-bodied, luxurious oak, darker tones of coffee and tobacco. Michael noted this was the vintage he finally "understood" their Cabernet Franc from the iconic To Kalon vineyard, which resulted in a smoother wine. 2011…

    Iron Chevsky/ The Iron Chevsky Wine Blogin Cabernet Franc- 4 readers -
  • 2014: A Few of My Favorite Things

    … collaborated a few times, too, always fun, and a great honor. 2. The Drunken Cyclist: I love Jeff’s mix of wine, bicycling, travel, and his son, Sebastian. I’m especially envious of his travel to France, as I haven’t been since 2005. He also isn’t afraid to tell it like it is from his point of view. His writing makes you feel welcomed in his world…

    Traveling Wine Chickin Cabernet Franc- 10 readers -
  • 1998 Château La Fleur-Pétrus Hanging out with another Santa in...

    … 1998 Château La Fleur-Pétrus Hanging out with another Santa in giddy anticipation of Christmas! This time with an amazing wine. Velvety (like Santa’s robe!) nose of cassis, plums, violets, black cherries, blackberries, and cocoa powder with some sanguine notes, iron, and wet earth. Classic Merlot velvet on the palate with tart acidity to carry through. Chocolate-dusted plums and violets. YUM. 4/5 bones $$$$$ Cabernet Franc, Merlot 13% abv Pomerol (Bordeaux), FRANCE …

    Shiba Sommelierin Cabernet Franc Merlot- 2 readers -
  • Sparkling Surprises at Southeast Wine Collective in Portland

    … this wine from Chenin Blanc (from Yakima), Cabernet Franc and Gamay. Kate Monroe explained they chose these varietals for "lots of texture." This wine is not yet released and is a bit like a toddler. Just when you think you have a hold it shifts a bit beyond your grasp - slippery bugger. There is a definite orange zest and spice. We are excited…

    Jade Helm/ Tasting Pour- 2 readers -
  • Weekly Interview: Tanya Woodley

    … the favor and that feels great. How was 2013 in Walla Walla? 2013 was a very warm growing season with cool nights. It provided some nicely balanced wines including our first varietal Cabernet Franc. What’s your favorite wine region in the world – other than your own? Champagne. What’s the best wine you’ve ever tasted? The most interesting…

    Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Cabernet Franc- 2 readers -
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