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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $23.90 per bottle

Description: There is a lot going on in the bouquet of this wine; tobacco leaf, cedar, caramel and cigar box to name a few aromas. All of these carry through on a very earthy palate wich is medium bodied and elegant. The finish is long and smokey with more of the cigar box flavour and silky soft tannins.

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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