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.
Cabernet Franc Articles:
- Wine Lover's Calendar 2017 by Jim Finley - February 13, 2017
- Speaking Francly - April 01, 2016 at Wine & Spirits
- Cabernet Franc Wine Guide - September 30, 2015 at Wine Folly
- Cabernet Franc's Time - February 12, 2015 at Wine Spectator
- Cab Franc…the Next “Big Thing?” - April 07, 2014 at Wine, Wit, and Wisdom
- Revisiting Cinderella 6 Years After the Ball - David Falchek on Cabernet Franc - June 18, 2013 at East Coast Wineries
- Visit Virginia's Cabernet Franc and Viognier Leaders by Jim Finley - April 04, 2013
- Franc, Colorado's Cabernet... - February 14, 2013 at Colorado Wine Press
- Virginia Rising by Kris Chislett - December 02, 2012