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Cabernet Franc, Smoot Vineyards

Cabernet Franc, Smoot Vineyards Wine Details

Description: An elgant vintage from next-door neighbor Jim Smoot. A subtle wine with a finesse that begs one to search and reflect on the layered nuances. This wine has married well with integrated vanilla, wood spice, and balanced 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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