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2006 Cabernet Franc

2006 Cabernet Franc Wine Details

Description: Made from California grapes (we have planted two acres of Cabernet Franc but expect production from our own vineyard next year), this smooth red wine is very popular in Bordeaux, France, and has big berry tones. It is off dry, fresh, and lively—just the right touch for chicken or pork dishes. Velvety.

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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