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Bridge Lane Cabernet Franc

Bridge Lane Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: Our newest addition to the Bridge Lane label is this light, quaffable, Chinon-style Cab Franc. Released June of 2007, this wine has quickly become one of our hottest sellers. On the nose bing cherry, blueberry, and cinnamon are accented by hints of sweet peppers. A soft mid-palate leads to a smooth finish with subtle notes of spiced vanilla. This is a great red wine match for spicy foods. Try it with barbecue, Mexican, Thai, or any spicy marinades.

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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