List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Cabernet Franc

Learn about Cabernet Franc — taste profile, popular regions and more …

undefined, null

The subtler and more delicate of the Cabernets, Cabernet Franc is a proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. While both are important grapes in modern day, high quality Bordeaux, interestingly, Cabernet Franc most likely originated from the Basque region of France sometime during the middle 1600s. Today Cabernet Franc produces outstanding single varietal wines across the wine producing world, with some of its most classic examples from France’s Loire Valley, in the regions of Chinon, Bourgueil and Saumur-Champigny. Outside of France, Cabernet Franc performs quite well in parts of California, New York and Virginia. It is also a great blending grape.

Tasting Notes for Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is a dry red wine and typically tastes of red raspberry, strawberry and herb, with a stunning perfume of violets, tobacco and spice.

Perfect Food Pairings for Cabernet Franc

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.

Sommelier Secrets for Cabernet Franc

One of California's best-kept secrets is the Happy Canyon appellation of Santa Barbara. Here Cabernet Franc shines as a single varietal wine or in blends, expressing sumptuous fruit, savory aromas and polished tannins.

Filter by
4 Items
4 Items
Gift Type
Occasion
Variety
Rating & Price
Rating All
Price All
Reviewed By
Green
Boutique
  • Boutique4
4 Items
  • Leah Jorgensen Southern Oregon Cabernet Franc 2017 Front Label
    Leah Jorgensen Southern Oregon Cabernet Franc 2017
    Cabernet Franc from Oregon
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $29.99
      Try the
      29 99
      29 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Lo-Fi Wines Cabernet Franc 2017  Front Label
      Lo-Fi Wines Cabernet Franc 2017
      Cabernet Franc from Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $27.99
        Try the
        27 99
        27 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Camp Cabernet Franc 2017  Front Label
        Camp Cabernet Franc 2017
        Cabernet Franc from Sonoma County, California
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $24.99
          Try the 2018 Vintage 22 99
          24 99
          24 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Tessier Alegria Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2017 Front Label
          Tessier Alegria Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2017
          Cabernet Franc from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $36.99
            Try the
            36 99
            36 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

          Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
          Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

          It's easy to make the switch.
          Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

          Yes, Update Now
          Cheers to You!

          New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

          New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

          There was an error redeeming your code.

          *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 6/30/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

          Search for ""

          Processing Your Order...