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Cabernet Franc

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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.

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  • Le Macchiole Paleo 2003 Front Label
    Le Macchiole Paleo 2003
    Cabernet Franc from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Pearson Cabernet Franc 2003 Front Label
    Pearson Cabernet Franc 2003
    Cabernet Franc from Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia
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    • Catherine & Pierre Breton Bourgueil Galichets 2003
      Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
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    • Catherine & Pierre Breton Trinch! 2003 Front Label
      Catherine & Pierre Breton Trinch! 2003
      Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
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      • Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cabernet Franc 2003 Front Label
        Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cabernet Franc 2003
        Cabernet Franc from Touraine, Loire, France
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      • White Hall Cabernet Franc 2003
        Cabernet Franc from Virginia, Other U.S.
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        • Charles Joguet Chinon Les Petites Roches 2003
          Cabernet Franc from Chinon, Touraine, Loire, France
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          • Olga Raffault Chinon La Popliniere 2003 Front Label
            Olga Raffault Chinon La Popliniere 2003
            Cabernet Franc from Chinon, Touraine, Loire, France
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          • Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Granges 2003 Front Label
            Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Granges 2003
            Cabernet Franc from Chinon, Touraine, Loire, France
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          • Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvee Terroir 2003
            Cabernet Franc from Chinon, Touraine, Loire, France
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            • Rappahannock Cabernet Franc 2003
              Cabernet Franc from Virginia, Other U.S.
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              • Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2003
                Cabernet Franc from Sonoma County, California
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                • Larkin Wines Cabernet Franc 2003 Front Label
                  Larkin Wines Cabernet Franc 2003
                  Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley, California
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                • Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2003 Front Label
                  Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2003
                  Cabernet Franc from Sonoma County, California
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                • Charles Joguet Chinon Clos du Chene Vert 2003 Front Label
                  Charles Joguet Chinon Clos du Chene Vert 2003
                  Cabernet Franc from Chinon, Touraine, Loire, France
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                  • Trefethen Cabernet Franc 2003  Front Label
                    Trefethen Cabernet Franc 2003
                    Cabernet Franc from Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, California
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                    • O.S Winery Champoux Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2003  Front Label
                      O.S Winery Champoux Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2003
                      Cabernet Franc from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
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                      • Detert Family Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2003 Front Label
                        Detert Family Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2003
                        Cabernet Franc from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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                        • Sheridan Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2003  Front Label
                          Sheridan Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2003
                          Cabernet Franc from Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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                          • Cosentino Reserve Cabernet Franc 2003 Front Label
                            Cosentino Reserve Cabernet Franc 2003
                            Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley, California
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                            • Zerba Cellars Cabernet Franc 2003  Front Label
                              Zerba Cellars Cabernet Franc 2003
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                              • Crocker & Starr Cabernet Franc 2003 Front Label
                                Crocker & Starr Cabernet Franc 2003
                                Cabernet Franc from St. Helena, Napa Valley, California
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                                • Sherwood House Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2003 Front Label
                                  Sherwood House Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2003
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                                  • Chateau Montelena Cabernet Franc 2003 Front Label
                                    Chateau Montelena Cabernet Franc 2003
                                    Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley, California
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                                    • ACORN Winery Alegria Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2003 Front Label
                                      ACORN Winery Alegria Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2003
                                      Cabernet Franc from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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