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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc Wine Details

Description: Like our Merlot, this wine is made from grapes produced in our own vineyard. The 2005 Cab Franc is a soft, light wine, blended with our Merlot for added color and tannin. It was aged in the barrel for 15 months and should be enjoyed over the next two years. It pairs well with many foods and may be served lightly 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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