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
6 Items
6 Items
  • Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc 1996 Front Label
    Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc 1996
    Cabernet Franc from Sonoma County, California
    • RP91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $59.99
    Try the
    59 99
    59 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Ironstone Cabernet Franc 1996 Front Label
    Ironstone Cabernet Franc 1996
    Cabernet Franc from Sonoma County, California
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $8.99
      Try the
      9 99
      8 99
      Save $1.00 (10%)
    • Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Franc 1996
      Cabernet Franc from Columbia Valley, Washington
      • WE92
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $25.99
      Try the
      30 99
      25 99
      Save $5.00 (16%)
    • Robert Sinskey Cabernet Franc 1996 Front Label
      Robert Sinskey Cabernet Franc 1996
      Cabernet Franc from Carneros, California
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $34.99
        Try the
        37 99
        34 99
        Save $3.00 (8%)
      • Beringer Third Century Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc 1996 Front Label
        Beringer Third Century Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc 1996
        Cabernet Franc from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
        • WS92
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $85.00
        Try the
        85
        85
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Couly-Dutheil Chinon Clos de l'Echo 1996 Front Label
        Couly-Dutheil Chinon Clos de l'Echo 1996
        Cabernet Franc from Chinon, Touraine, Loire, France
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $46.99
          Try the
          46 99
          46 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 10/31/2020. 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...