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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $15.99 per bottle

Description: In The Glass: A great varietal that has black pepper and spice on the palate. Primary fruit flavors of blackberry mingle with anise, this wine will develop further in the bottle for 5-8 years. On The Table: This medium-bodied wine pairs particularly well with similar weight foods. Serves best with pasta with red sauce, steaks with mustard-pepper crust or Italian sausage. Around The Neck: Silver medal winner in the 2004 PA Wine Competition.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Franc:
Cabernet Franc is an accessible, spicy, herbal, dark blue grape variety that is often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Sometimes the French refer to Cabernets, which could mean either of the two grapes. Its typical aromas include an herbaceous and pronounced peppery nose, even in ripe fruit, and something eerily like tobacco. The Cabernet Franc ripens at an earlier stage, which gives it reason to exist in the Bordeaux area. In the Loire, where we find it a lot, it gives a clear red fresh and fruity wine.


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