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Cabernet Franc Wine Grapes

Cabernet Franc is one of the major black grape varieties. Ligher than Cabernet Sauvignon, it's often blended to lend finesse to more robust grapes. We'll be testing Cab Franc on our fields to see what we get, but we can expect peppery, red berry, tobacco, and violets in the nose. Cab-Franc is celebrated for its aromatic and flavorful contributions to both Bordeaux blends and as a varietal wine. It offers a different expression of the Cabernet family compared to Cabernet Sauvignon, with a focus on finesse, fragrance, and approachability. In Bordeaux, Cab-Franc is a key component in the blending of wines from the Right Bank, along with Merlot; it adds structure, aroma, and complexity to the blends. Cab-Franc wines often exhibit floral notes, such as violet and lavender, along with red and black fruit aromas like raspberry, plum, and blackcurrant. Varietal wines tend to be medium-bodied with moderate tannins and good acidity, with common flavor descriptors including red cherry, green bell pepper, herbaceous notes, and sometimes hints of tobacco, spice, and earthiness. While Cabernet Franc wines are often approachable when young, they can also age gracefully, developing in complexity and tertiary flavors. Cab- Franc wines' moderate body and vibrant acidity make them versatile when it comes to food pairing; they pair well with roasted meats, grilled vegetables, poultry, and even spicy cuisine.

Cabernet Franc Wine Grapes

2000 Pounds
Excluding Sales Tax
Expected to be available in November, 2027
  • Approximately 40 tons per harvest will be available beginning in 2027. 

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