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"R" Cabernet Franc

"R" Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: The 2005 Cabernet Franc has a deep purple color with bright youthful hues. The aroma has a bright blueberry theme with a flowery almost violet perfume. The aromas also carry just enough of a cedar herbal nuance to identify the wine’s varietal origin as Cabernet Franc. The flavors are fresh and lively with a bit of cassis on a medium bodied chassis with a mineral toasted oak 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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