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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: Virginia Red Wine. A richly colored Cabernet Franc with aromas of raspberry, spice, and smoky cedar, with a hint of leather and tobacco. Rich cherry flavors evolve while surrounded with soft and "dusty" tannins, leading to a full, lingering finish. Try this wine with a barbequed leg of lamb with garlic mashed potatoes; or before the main dish with a tomato and fresh basil soup.

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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