Cabernet Franc, one of the five official Bordeaux varieties, often comes across as a lighter, softer, spicier and more herbaceous version of Cabernet Sauvignon and is routinely used as a blending grape. For those interested in more of an old world style wine, Cabernet Franc can be a good Cabernet Sauvignon alternative.

Washington and California consistently produce the most highly regarded Cabernet Franc. Oregon, New York and Virginia have also seen significant success with Cabernet Franc.

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    Napa Valley AVA - Winery Search
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