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Bugay Vineyards Cabernet Franc

Bugay Vineyards Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $38.00 per bottle

Description: The low yields in our steep, rocky, Cabernet Franc vineyard ensure deep, concentrated flavors. Our 2004 vintage is loaded with currant and red cherry. The aromas are complex and tantalizing while the characteristic flavors of tamarind and spice, so unique to this varietal, are abundant in this wine. Aged for eighteen months in new, French, oak barrels, this wine pairs beautifully with creamy pate', rich casseroles, and aged cheeses.

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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