Cabernet Franc

Frederic Mabileau

Les Rouillères Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil Cabernet Franc

Vintage 2019 | a favorite producer of mine. 100% Cabernet franc, vines 25 a 40 years old. Bio wine. It is so much fun to taste the difference between Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil and for example Saumur Champigny. Pop and pour. Frivolous raspberry bouquet, gains expression with aeration. It’s not the power that catches the eye, but finesse and elegance. Medium weight. Lovely now, paired with ostrich stew and mixed vegetables from the oven. Happy. — 3 days ago

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California Cabernet Franc


2018 Halcyon California #CabernetFranc delivering oodles of crunchy red fruits, rhubarb, green bell pepper with herbal finish

slightly chilly is tha dilly
— a day ago

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Domaine de Rocfontaine

Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc

Vintage 2020 | Young and attractive, true to type Cab Franc. Raspberry. Hint of pepper bell. | Paired with duck breast and duck liver | at restaurant Céline — 11 days ago

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Rupert & Rothschild (Anthonij Rupert & Benjamin de Rothschild)

Classique Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

a pretty pretty good subtle sa Bordeaux blend.

medium + body.
medium + acidity
moist gravel like pleasant tannins.

blackberry, black & red 🍒, a little jammy, 🌏-y, 🌻-y.

medium 🎯

worked lovely with beyond meat 🍔

really tasty!
— a day ago

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Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 1996

Truly a memorable wine experience for this perfectly stored Sassicaia. The perfume on this wine was mesmerizing - Licorice, old library, tobacco leaves, leather and spice with a touch of cassis. I nosed it for 10 min before even tasting it (praying to the wine gods that the wine was intact) - perfection on the nose in my book. The palate lived up to the nose and perfectly reflected the notes with an added touch of dried roses and a hint of graphite. Why not a 10? The finish was a tad short, but I’m splitting hairs - I bought two more bottles of this from the amazing restaurant we ate at - La Caravella - in Amalfi. An outstanding restaurant, rich history (including a 1000 year old wine cellar with 20k bottles of wine which the staff graciously offered for me to tour) and lovely chef. A must visit for any wine/food geek if you’re on the Amalfi Coast. — 5 days ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2019

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a tasty Cabernet Franc from Napa.

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of black plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco leaf, chocolates, coffee, light bell pepper, peppercorn, earth and light vegetables.

Full bodied, elegant and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, peppercorn, earth, black tea and vegetables.

Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley is starting to drink nicely now.

Showing a nice mouthfeel, with nice complexity and good balance.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime, but it really needs longer than that.

This 3 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years, and see how it evolved.

Has good potential to become a 94+ point wine.

Good by itself and better with food. Will pair nicely with lamb dishes. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 86% Cabernet Franc,
7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7%
Malbec. Aged in (65% new) French oak barrels for 20 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 20 days ago

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Domaine de la Marinière

Vieilles Vignes Chinon Cabernet Franc

Vintage 2019 | quintessence Cabernet Franc, such a comforting bouquet! Pepperbell and cherries. A lot. Hint of minerals. Together better, quite harmonious. Velvety taste. Supple. Mild acidity. Charming. | paired with a ostrich steak, ratatouille with grated Swiss Belper Knolle cheese. — 9 days ago

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John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

Sounds great!

Olivier Cousin

Pur Breton Anjou Cabernet Franc 2020

Quite lovely. Big, bold wine. Dark purple color. Cow shit and dark cherries on the nose. Refined but fairly high alcohol. Very nice QPR. — 4 days ago

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Olga Raffault

Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé 2019

Solid. Has the hint of herbaceousness one expects from Cab Franc. — 8 hours ago

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AXR Winery

Proprietary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot & 1% Petit Verdot, deep Ruby with aromas of black fruits, spice and hints of floral. On the palate flavors of blackberry, black cherry and currants with licorice, cacao, slighty floral and savory herbs. Fine tannins, still a bit tight, long finish ending with fruit, spice, oak and savory mineral character. — 7 days ago

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