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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $55.00 per bottle

Description: Among the Cabernet Sauvignon planted in our Stags Leap Estate Vineyards there are 3.9 acres planted with Cabernet Franc. While we primarily use this varietal for blending, the 2005 growing season was ideal, leaving us with an extraordinary harvest of Cabernet Franc. We seized the winemaking opportunity presented by this vintage and the result is this delicious, accessible 2005 Cabernet Franc.

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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