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The subtler and more delicate of the Cabernets...
The subtler and more delicate of the Cabernets, Cabernet Franc is the proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon and shares many of the structural elements of Bordeaux’s cornerstone variety. In Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc is often planted as an insurance policy against its later-ripening offspring, as it is more likely to thrive in a difficult harvest. But don’t mistake Cabernet Franc for merely a supporting player—this grape variety produces outstanding wines on its own or as the dominant component of a blend. It produces perhaps its most alluring wines in France’s Loire Valley, in the regions of Chinon, Bourgueil, and Saumur-Champigny, where brighter, riper wines can be achieved. Outside of France, Cabernet Franc has performed quite well in parts of California, New York, and Virginia.
In the Glass
Paler, lighter, crisper, softer, and much more aromatic than its progeny, Cabernet Franc typically tastes of red raspberries, cherries, and herbs, with a stunning perfume of violets, tobacco, and spice.
Mouthwatering acidity makes Cabernet Franc an incredibly food-friendly wine, helping to cut through the richness of fatty meat dishes. It especially shines in tandem with lamb, and its affinity for the spice cabinet allows it to pair perfectly with Chinese dishes prepared with Szechuan pepper and five-spice.
Under-ripe Cabernet Franc can be leafy and green with harsh tannins and mouth-searing acidity, so it is best to avoid highly spiced curries and fiery chili dishes.
- Red Wine6
- Other Red Blends90
- Bordeaux Red Blends66
- Cabernet Sauvignon55
- Pinot Noir40
- Rhône Blends31
- Other Red Wine14
- Cabernet Franc6
- Petite Sirah5
- Tuscan Blends4
- Nero d'Avola1
Argento Cabernet Franc Reserva 2014Cabernet Franc from Mendoza, Argentina
Domaine des Champs Fleuris Saumur Champigny Les Tufolies 2016Cabernet Franc from Saumur, Loire, France
Durigutti Cabernet Franc Clasico 2014Cabernet Franc from Mendoza, Argentina
Maquis Cabernet Franc 2014Cabernet Franc from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
Field Recordings Cabernet Franc 2016Cabernet Franc from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
Domaine de Pallus Messanges Rouge Chinon 2016Cabernet Franc from Chinon, Touraine, Loire, France