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Cabernet Franc VQA

Cabernet Franc Reserve (VQA) Wine Details
Price: $15.90 per bottle

Description: Produced in the same style as the '04. Rich aromas and flavours of plum and prune. A big dry wine with intense tannins. Let it breathe and drink it now or lay it down in the cellar for several years. Simply stunning! Aged in French oak.

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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