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Napa Cabernet Franc

Napa Reserve Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $50.00 per bottle

Description: Most of the Cabernet Franc from our Main Street Vineyard is blended into our Meritage. As in its native Bordeaux, this thick skinned grape adds floral and earthy characteristics to the final blend. But, from time to time we bottle a small amount of this lesser known variety when it shows exceptional characteristics. This wine is garnet red in color with a classic varietal nose of herbal green tea leaves and flavors of red fruit—cherry, strawberry and raspberry. Enjoy with the heartiest of dishes –big juicy steaks, wild game, winter stews, and even meaty lasagna.

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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