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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $19.95 per bottle

Description: Vintage 2004. One of the most adaptable grapes to Virginia's humid summers, our Cabernet Franc is a dark, sumptuous wine showing hefty palate weight. Aromas of red berries and dominate the nose while the palate shows similar fruits and spice balanced by moderate acidity and soft, light tannins. This wine pairs nicely with chicken, pasta and light beef dishes. Our Cabernet Franc may also be served slightly chilled.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Franc:
Cabernet Franc is an accessible, spicy, herbal, dark blue grape variety that is often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Sometimes the French refer to Cabernets, which could mean either of the two grapes. Its typical aromas include an herbaceous and pronounced peppery nose, even in ripe fruit, and something eerily like tobacco. The Cabernet Franc ripens at an earlier stage, which gives it reason to exist in the Bordeaux area. In the Loire, where we find it a lot, it gives a clear red fresh and fruity wine.


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