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Wildcat 05 Estate Cabernet Franc

Wildcat 05 Estate Cabernet Franc Wine Details

Description: Made from Cab Franc #235 planted in 2002, organically grown in the Upper East Side at Jack Rabbit Hill. A combination of green harvesting in August 05 followed by a long Indian summer into November gave our medium-bodied Wildcat a deep bouquet of lilac and plum. 10 months in 2nd yr French oak finishes it with soft tannins. Similar to the traditional Cab Francs from the Chinon appellation in the Loire Valley.

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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