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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $19.00 per bottle

Description: The Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Franc, an outstanding Maryland red wine, is quickly becoming our signature wine. Our 2005 won a Double Gold in the 2007 International Eastern Wine Competition. The Franc demonstrates Mid-Atlantic winemaking at its finest. While excellent now, the Cabernet Franc will be at its best in two years and will continue to age gracefully for another 4 years.

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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