Château Franc Couplet

Clos du Val

Stags Leap District Cabernet Franc 2017

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous one from Napa.

Very dark ruby in color with a pretty reddish rim.

Beautiful nose of black currants, figs, vanilla, cedar, sweet strawberries, cooked cherries, licorice, eucalyptus, bell pepper, earth, mint, tobacco leaf, spices, vegetables, celery, pencil lead and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, dried cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, light vegetables, graphite, vegetables and peppercorn

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley. Showing a gorgeous nose with great complexity.

Already very tasty, although still young. A little hot right now, but that will go away with proper aging.

Would be nice to revisit it in 6 years, and will age nicely in the next 20 years. Showing great potential to become a 97+ point wine, and already delicious by itself.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, show the tannins, and the beautiful nose, so be patient.

This Single Vineyard is so interesting and unique. Nicely balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Soft, yet powerful. Rich and extracted. Elegant, tangy and fruity.

A blend of 91% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 20 month in (90% new) French Oak barrels. A very small production of only 18 barrels.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

— 12 days ago

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Marcelo Pelleriti

Signature Valle de Uco Cabernet Franc 2018

Very good! Not overly earthy or vegetal like other cab francs. BlackBerry, charcoal, cigar box, and touches of earthy/vegetal notes. Excellent value at $13. — 6 days ago

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Charles Joguet

Les Petites Roches Chinon Cabernet Franc 2014

2014 vintage - good time to drink up pencil lead , herbal, raspberry fruit — 8 days ago

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Brash Higgins

FRNC McLaren Vale Cabernet Franc

2020 vintage. Palate is quite fascinating. Red fruits wild strawberry and dried raspberry have a definite black plum skin and violet pastis candy action going on. Dark in the herbal spectrum, like tarragon or Thai basil, but much more in the background than those assertive flavors usually reside. A little bubblegum, lilac, incense, graphite, mace, and tea round it all out. Medium-bodied, seems like maybe some partial carbonic going on. Whatever it is, a very fun and interesting manifestation of Cabernet Franc. — 6 days ago

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Vineyard 29

The Essentials 29 Estate Cabernet Franc 2011

1hr+ decant. Dark purple color. Powerful nose and wine. Lots of baking spices and some green elements. Not as refined as the previous bottle I had. Lots of years left. Way overpriced. — 5 days ago

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Catherine et Pierre Breton

Les Perrières Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 1994

Plummy purple, cloudy. Peppery, stemmy, earthy, some tart red and blue fruit left, black currant, blood orange. Has entered a period of charming, gentle senescence — 11 days ago

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Wow, with age!

Château Brande-Bergere

Bordeaux Rosé Cabernet Franc

Brande Bergère Bordeaux Rosé. Made from Cabernet Franc. Pale Provence-like colour. Crushed strawberries, flowers, a hint of marshmallow and some stony minerality. Fresh, crisp and refined. — 16 days ago

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Domaine du Collier

Saumur Rouge Cabernet Franc 2016

Wow just pure loveliness! This is the current release and it’s already in a great spot! Red fruit and earth and leather! Perfect wine for the vacation finale night with ribeyes of course! — 4 days ago

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Sinegal Estate

St. Helena Cabernet Franc 2013

13’ Sinegal 80/20 blend of CF & Cab. 1st vintage. Decanting is a must at this point. Color Purple. Nose-Violet’s, tobacco. raspberries, Plalate- Black cherry, tobacco, malt chocolate, olives. Without a doubt one of a handful of CF’s that I would purchase from the valley each year. No need to rush & open a bottle. Cheers. — 10 days ago

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Philippe Alliet

Vieilles Vignes Chinon Cabernet Franc 2014

Excellent Chinon. Cassis and plenty of herbal notes as expect with Chinon. — a day ago

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