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Family Cabernet Franc

Family Reserve Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $50.00 per bottle

Description: A dark garnet, almost black, colour eludes to the style of this wine. Full-bodied, rich, and soft commencing with a nose packed full of ripe peppers, stewed cherries, dark chocolate, mild tobacco and mint. On the palate, the chocolate sensations are intertwined with rhubarb, tobacco, spice, tar and leather. Firm tannins give structure and round out the wine with an extensive, long, soft, fruity finish.

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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