Carmel Appellation Cabernet Franc 2009

Cabernet Franc from Israel

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Item No. 125982
  • 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: 14.5%

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

The wine is a deep ruby red in color. Earthy with an aroma of wild berries, tobacco and fresh herbs, it is full bodied with a long, well balanced aftertaste.

Critical Acclaim

"Cedar, tobacco and leather complement the notes of brambly berry, forest and a touch of cocoa spice. The medium tannins provide a gripping structure, firming the berry and plum flavors on the palate. Waves of cigar box spice and tanned hide undulate on the finish. Drinkable now, but it shows the stuffing to age gracefully as well. Editors' Choice."
90 Points

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Learn About Israel

Israel Quite possibly the region that wine was first drunk (or close to the region), Israel is not on the top of most lists for best wine regions. In fact, the conditions in the country are perfect for growing grapes, but reasons such as money, inexperience and apathy have kept the area from becoming a world-wide wine region. That said, Israel makes some top-notch...

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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...

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