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
  • Thanks to cold snap, Northwest ice wine harvest comes early

    … Valley two nights to bring in the grapes. Gehringer brought in three varieties for ice wine: Riesling, Ehrenfelser and Cabernet Franc. He picked at 43 brix, a measurement of sugar content; grapes for dry table wines typically are picked at 24 to 26 brix. “It wasn’t too cold, but it was cold enough,” Gehringer told Great Northwest Wine. “It’s nice…

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Winein Riesling- 1 readers -
  • 2012 Keermont Vineyards, Syrah, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    …, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Shiraz work of extreme alchemy and 2013 Keermont Terrasse White Blend (£21.00) – a scintillating Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc amalgam make up the greatest South African sensory experiences of my year. Buy every bottle you can. If you have to choose, then use…

    Matthew Jukesin Sauvignon Blanc Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Hitting the Century Club, in Virginia

    … Virginia has a large number of microclimates throughout the state. Some grapes grow very well in Northern Virginia, but not in Southern Virginia or in the Northern Neck. While there are some grapes, like Cabernet Franc, that seem to grow well all over the state the variety of wine available throughout the state is pretty amazing. This led me…

    CellarBlogin Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
  • Harvest Report 2014 — Shinn Estate — Long Island, New York

    … From Barbara Shinn: We began harvesting the whites on September 28th and harvested the last of the reds on November 5th. Harvest was an average of 7 days later than most vintages after a cool dry summer. Yields were higher than average in all varieties, so a longer hang time was necessary to gain full maturity. The last two days of harvest we…

    Organic Wine Journalin Cabernet Franc- 1 readers -
  • Wining through the holidays…

    … by layered flavors of cherry, sage and white pepper. $25 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…

    Goddess of Winein Cabernet Franc Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Anniversary drinks at Fleurie in Charlottesville

    … red wines. The 2011 Avennia, Sestina, Columbia Valley is a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc blend with fruit sourced from the Bacchus and Red Willow vineyards. It was forward and complex with darker, racy fruit that was hard to resist. Avennia was only launched in 2010 so if this second vintage is an example of their other wines…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blogin Cabernet Franc- 1 readers -
  • Let the gems begin

    … @Smallwinemakers Sassicaia 2011, Doc Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy (480533, $199.95, WineAlign) Certainly a Sassicaia borne of the earth and the vintage. Cooler, with increased sapidity and elevated aromatics. While not volatile there is certainly an intimation at acetic behaviour. Though supportive in only 15 per cent of the two Cabs blend, Cabernet Franc…

  • Red Velvet

    … Red Velvet By Tameek|Cabernet Franc|Be the first to comment! Indeed. Cupcake Vineyard’s Red Velvet is a smooth and fruity combo of Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. I’m usually weary of blends sine it’s harder to gage how the wine will ultimately taste but I am pleasantly surprised by this mix. Creamy, and smooth…

    Cheese N Trufflesin Cabernet Franc- 1 readers -
  • Virginia Wine Tasting - Monticello AVA @VAWine

    …, pineapple, stone fruit, mineral edged. Palate: Textured, silky, with weight mid-palate, stone fruit, lively, lingering finish. Day two: Mineral fresh with stone fruit, lemon, mango skin and toast on the nose. Peach across the palate, with lemon, grassy note, nice viscous quality. Tasty. Thoughts: A wonderful food wine. Pair with chicken, turkey…

    William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 1 readers -
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