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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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
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...Read More About Clos LaChance
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...Read More About Central Coast
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
or both. Cabernet Franc's home is the right bank of
It is an integral part in...Read More About Cabernet Franc
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