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Vignamaggio Cabernet Franc 2006

Vignamaggio Cabernet Franc 2006

Cabernet Franc from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $75.00 $64.99
Save $10.01 (13%)
Item No. 111376
  • RP95
  • ST91
  • WE90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Very deep and intense ruby red. The nose is intense and very persistent; the primary aromas typical of the varietal blend harmoniously with the bouquets developed during aging. Full bodied, warm, mellow; hints of black pepper and cinnamon with crisp penetrating nots of balsam.

100% Cabernet Franc from 30 year-old vines.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Cabernet Franc is marvelous in its ripe dark fruit, violets, graphite, espresso, Venezuelan bittersweet chocolate and minerals. The interplay between fruit and structure here is simply magnificent, while the wine’s focus and crystalline purity are something to behold. This beautifully sculpted, powerful Cabernet Franc captures plenty of varietal expression married to an unmistakable sense of Tuscany. It is a magnificent effort from Vignamaggio. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026."
95 Points

"Dark ruby. Ripe aromas of red cherry, black plum, plus a strong dusting of cracked black pepper and coffee. Then slightly fresher, with sour red cherry, blackberry jam and spicy underbrush flavors. Good tannic grip and sound acidity give this a lovely mouth feel. Finishes long, with a lingering white pepper and violet note."
91 Points

"Here's a Tuscan expression of Cabernet Franc that offers warm, dark concentration and bold aromas of black berry fruit and spice. There's also a nice mineral component here that lends structure and a sensation of dryness."
90 Points

Learn About Vignamaggio

Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa was born at the beautiful Villa Vignamaggio in 1479, at the time her father, Anton Maria Gherardini was Lord of this ancient Tuscan Estate.

Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

Read More About Tuscany

Learn About Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc(cab-uhr-NAY frahnk) Right Place, Right time You won't often find this grape bottled as a single variety as it can lean towards earthy, vegetal tendencies (think green pepper & olives). Its typical place is in a blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or both. Cabernet Franc's home is the right bank of Bordeaux. It is an integral part in...

Read More About Cabernet Franc

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