Cabernet Franc Wine
Learn about Cabernet Franc — taste profile, popular regions and more …
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.
Cabernet Franc Tasting Notes
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.
Cabernet Franc Food Pairings
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 2010Cabernet Franc from Tuscany, Italy
Domaine de Pallus Chinon Les Pensees de Pallus 2010Cabernet Franc from Chinon, Touraine, Loire, France
Lamadrid Cabernet Franc Reserva 2010Cabernet Franc from Argentina
Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie 2010Cabernet Franc from Chinon, Touraine, Loire, France
Vignamaggio Cabernet Franc 2010Cabernet Franc from Tuscany, Italy
El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Agrelo Single Vineyard 2010Cabernet Franc from Mendoza, Argentina
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Turnbull Leopoldina Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2010Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley, California