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Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley

Cabernet Franc (Columbia Valley) Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: A bright ruby robe blends into aromas of delicate violets and truffles, all highlighted nicely by a subtle backdrop of toasty oak spice. Soft tannins lead to a round, plush mouthfeel with hints of blueberry and pomegranate. A long finish of caramel/butterscotch is sure to please.

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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