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CABERNET FRANC - Amador County – Sutter Creek Vineyards

CABERNET FRANC  -  Amador County – Sutter Creek Vineyards Wine Details
Price: $19.00 per bottle

Description: This velvety smooth and lusious red wine has aromas of dark berries, pepper and coffee. Discrete tannins are balanced by rustic flavors of strawberries and dark chocolate. The finish is long, peppery, and memorable

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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