Clos LaChance Estate Cabernet Franc 2004

Cabernet Franc from Central Coast, California

$35.00 $12.99
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Item No. 100816
  • red wine
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

Winemaker's Notes

Aromas of dark cherry, and cranberries, with a hint of cedar and fresh herbs. Soft, ripe stone fruits such as plums and cherries on the palate. Finishes with smooth tannins and hints of cassis and star annise. A good choice for those that enjoy the fruit of Cabernet Sauvignon without the heavier characteristics.

"Cabernet Franc, which comprises roughly 2/3rds of the blend of Château Cheval Blanc--one of Bordeaux's greatest wines--is a tricky grape to get right. It produces wines with a distinctly vegetal character if it doesn't ripen adequately. Fortunately, Clos LaChance got this one right. Theirs, like Cabernet Franc in general, lacks the power of Cabernet Sauvignon, but makes up for it with a Merlot-like earthiness and elegance. Here's a wine for veal."
Wine Review Online 90/100

Learn About Clos LaChance Map ItMap It

Clos LaChance is a small, family-owned winery, located in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains. We produce limited quantities of hand-made wines from local vineyards and other premium appellations throughout Northern California. The name Clos LaChance is derived from the French word clos for the fenced area around a vineyard (in this case the owners' home vineyard), and from co...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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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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