16th of February 2019 Login  
Store Wine Clubs Auctions Wine & Golf Recipe of the Day
About Us Contact Us Press Advertising Policies

Featured Wines

Search Wines

Select a Vintage, Varietal or Appellation, or enter a phrase below.




Search for:

Recently Added Wines

Add your wines

2018 uiohduiwohduiwo`
York Mountian Winery
1337 Namesnipes Wine
Clos La Chance Wines
2012 Fagus
Bodegas Aragonesas
2010 Fagus X Aniversario
Bodegas Aragonesas
2011 Oxia
Bodegas Aragonesas
View More... 100 newest

Wine Guide > Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

3583 visitors
Cabernet Franc is one of the major varieties of red wine grape in Bordeaux. It is mostly grown for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the Bordeaux style, but is also vinified alone, particularly in Chinon in the Loire. It is even made into ice wine in Canada.

Cabernet Franc is lighter than Cabernet Sauvignon, contributing finesse and a peppery perfume to blends with more robust grapes. Depending on growing region and the style of wine, additional aromas can include tobacco, raspberry, and cassis, sometimes even violets. The Cabernet franc wine’s color is bright pale red.
More information on Cabernet Franc
Food Pairing: Pairs well with autumn and winter vegetable stews and roasts. Cabernet Franc is perfect with an asparagus quiche, roasted vegetables or with braised lamb.
61 wines
Sort by: Winery / PriceJump to page: 1 2 3 4 
more about Cabernet Franc
Rate this wine

2004 Cabernet Franc

Our signature wine since 1993, this is our best to date. Wonderful aromatic integration, sweet fruit well-framed by fine tannins, and spicey flavor depth which loves firelight, wil ...mored mushrooms and roasted fowl.
more about Cabernet Franc
French Hill Winery
Rate this wine

2004 Cabernet Franc

This Cab Franc is full-bodied and rich in classic Cab Franc flavor with hints of chocolate, cassias and soft tannins from French oak aging. It is bold, yet very drinkable, A great ...moredinner wine.
more about Estate Cabernet Franc
Clos La Chance Wines
Rate this wine

2004 Estate Cabernet Franc

Aromas of dark cherry, and cranberries, with a hint of cedar and fresh herbs. Soft, ripe stone fruits such as plums and cherries on the palate...
more about Cabernet Franc
Baily Vineyard & Winery
Rate this wine

2002 Cabernet Franc

Our first varietally labeled Cabernet Franc. We've been working with this grape as a component of our Meritage. Aged in European Oak cooperage for two years, it has aromas of black ...more cherry and vanilla. Try it with rack of lamb, roast beef, or cheese.
more about Cabernet Franc
Bedford Thompson Winery
Rate this wine

2000 Cabernet Franc
Los Alamos Hills

Cabernet Franc, the parent variety of the more famous Cabernet Sauvignon, has better success in cooler soils. It is usually not as rich as its off-spring and in Bordeaux, used as a ...more blending component for its raspberry-like fruit and leafy, floral components. In Santa Barbara County, Cabernet Franc takes on a richer, deeper, more complex personality than many other winegrowing regions worldwide. With our longer growing season, the extra hang time on the vines allows the grapes to develop additional dimensions. The south facing, steep slopes in the hills of the Los Alamos Valley means excellent sun exposure and drainage for complete ripening and best possible flavors. Though he is able to blend up to 25% and still have the varietal name on the label, winemaker Stephan Bedford prefers to extol the true expression of the varietal from a single source and all the attributes assigned to it, by allowing these wines to be entirely Cabernet Franc. At 100 percent Cabernet Franc, the wine is intense with immense fruit reminiscent of ripe blackberries, blueberries and spice supported by a toasty vanilla component from approximately 20 months barrel age, 33% percent new French oak. It has a sup
Secret Ravine Vineyard & Winery
Rate this wine

2004 Cab Franc
Jim O’Connor Vineyard

Dark red, well balanced, distinctive plum and cherry flavors wrapped with toasty oak overtones.
more about Cabernet Franc
Graeser Winery
CAW Rating: 55
1 reviews

2003 Cabernet Franc

Our 2003 Cabernet Franc has all the exuberant fruit and spice we’ve come to expect from our Diamond Mountain Hillsides. The nose is rich with upfront dark fruit character this time ...more around, ripe black cherry, black raspberry, generous fresh pepper and lovely oak spice.

The first sip says “which way to the barbeque?” with a burst of mixed berry, plum and cherry fruit. The 2003 is medium to full bodied, perfectly ripe with the kind of juicy acidity that makes it so very user friendly at the dinner table. Enjoy this one with good company for 5-10 years!

more about Cabernet  Franc
Cordon Creek Cellars
Rate this wine

2000 Cabernet Franc
El Dorado

Our 2000 cabernet franc was vinted entirely from grapes harvested from the O’Brien Vineyard, one of El Dorado County’s outstanding vineyards. This full-bodied wine purveys bright, ...moreforward fruit with elements of ripe blueberry and blackberry. A delightful peppery nose reveals a just a hint of ripe currants.
more about Cabernet Franc
Pine Ridge Winery
Rate this wine

2004 Cabernet Franc

Attractive aromas of cherry and briar lift to reveal hints of vanilla and slight molasses, accented by tobacco and dried herbs. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, the elegant 200 ...more4 Cabernet Franc is brimming with sweet, baked cherry flavors and suggestions of tobacco, steering toward an extended finish of ripe fruit and cocoa, firmed by slightly chewy tannins. This wine may be enjoyed now or cellared for five to ten years.

more about Cabernet Franc
Oak Mountain Winery
Rate this wine

2004 Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is one of the genetic parents of cabernet sauvignon (the other is sauvignon blanc). The flavors are that of raspberry, cherry, plum and strawberry. There is an aroma ...more of violets, berries and oak. This wine goes exceptionally well with cheeses such as Gorgonzola, mild cheddar and gouda.

Chappellet Vineyards
Rate this wine

2004 Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley

Chappellet’s Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Franc is a traditional Bordeaux blend with Cabernet Franc at its base. The original vines were planted in 1989, making Cabernet ...more Franc a relatively new addition to Pritchard Hill. This varietal thrives on the hill’s volcanic soils, where conditions are ideal for developing ripe, concentrated flavors. The wine was bottled after spending 18 months in French Oak barrels (60 % new)

Ironstone Vineyards
Rate this wine

2004 Reserve Cabernet Franc
Sierra Foothills

Elaborately crafted, the Reserve 2003 Cabernet Franc is filled with elegant oak aromas and spicy undertones that seduce the senses. Succulent, dark fruit flavors of sweet plum, bla ...moreck cherry with a hint of violet and oak fills the palate and gives way to a smooth, medium finish.

more about Cabernet Franc
Cheapskate Wines
CAW Rating: 87
1 reviews

2003 Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc done right is perhaps the most elegant and profound of reds. Here is proof that California can offer rich fruit and ample structure as well. Joe Ramazotti’s living s ...moreoil gave us full ripeness at moderate brix. There is no trace of the dry tannin and green flavors typical of this variety in circumstances of unmanaged canopy and lifeless soil. Instead the wine presents well-developed plum, sage and cinnamon flavors borne on a silky, chocolaty tannin structure. Joe’s benign vineyard practices stimulate the growth of earthworms and mycorrhizal fungi which permit trace mineral uptake by the vine. In consequence, the finish possesses a mineral energy usually unseen in cabernet franc outside the Loire.

Domenico Wines
Rate this wine

2004 Cabernet Franc
Amador County

Full-bodied with black cherry, plum, herbal spices and tobacco aromas. Herbal and dried cherry flavors. Pairs well with roasted meats, rack of lamb, and aged cheeses.
more about Reserve Cabernet Franc
Raymond Vineyard & Cellar
Rate this wine

2002 Reserve Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley

77% Cabernet Franc and 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, this medium-bodied limited edition wine is rich and ripe with blueberry, blackberry, lavender, fig, mocha, pepper and spicy cinnamon ...morearomas followed by inviting fruit forward flavors of plum and cassis, clove, spicy earth and a hint of oak on the long, smooth finish. Well balanced with good structure and firm integrated tannins.

more about Reserve Cabernet Franc
Witch Creek Winery
Rate this wine

2004 Reserve Cabernet Franc
El Dorado

Big full bodied wine with dark berry flavors & hints of cocoa powder. Pair with roast, chops or a really good steak.

Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards
Rate this wine

2004 Cabernet Franc
Santa Ynez Valley

Cabernet Franc is a very old variety which is still dominant in parts of the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. This wine derives from grapes grown in our Valley View Vineyard, east of Sol ...morevang in the Santa Ynez Valley and was aged for 19 months in 1-5 year old French oak barrels. It exhibits aromas of blueberry, kirsch and black cherry with flavors of big, rich, dark, blackberry-raspberry jam followed by ripe, chewy tannins and a long rich finish.

more about Signature Cabernet Franc
Darioush Winery
Rate this wine

2004 Signature Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley

As a classic Bordeaux varietal, Cabernet Franc imparts such intensity of fruit and dark earthy components when blended into our Signature Cabernet Sauvignon. On its own, it possess ...morees power with great poise. Alluring blueberry and cassis aromas mingle with earthy oolong tea, cinnamon and cigar box. This ripe, supple wine shows focused intensity with a long and lingering clove, licorice and spice finish.

St. Francis Winery
Rate this wine

2004 Cabernet Franc
McCoy Vineyard, Sonoma County

The McCoy Vineyard has long been praised for grapes of intense flavors and concentrated aromas and the 2004 vintage is no exception. Perched along the western slopes of the M ...moreayacamas Range, it overlooks northern Sonoma Valley, and is a lovely example of the varietal from a vineyard that has consistently provided St. Francis with exceptional fruit. Cabernet Franc ripens earlier and thrives in slightly cooler climates than its “sister” Cabernet Sauvignon. The small intensely flavorful clusters are hand-picked at a mature 25.5 Brix. A nice slow fermentation gives the wine richness and viscosity, and aging 24 months in both French and American oak has imparted a fullness to the wine’s mouthfeel. If you enjoy Cabernet Franc, this full-bodied vintage with notes of blackberry, cassis and leather will surely delight. Made in a very limited quantity, this single vineyard wine is available only at the Winery.

more about Cabernet Franc
Homewood Winery
Rate this wine

2005 Cabernet Franc

Jammy black fruits with some cinnamon

Sort by: Winery / PriceJump to page: 1 2 3 4 

Cabernet Franc News

5 things you need to know about cabernet sauvignon - The Washington Post

Wine Press: Canadian Cabernet Franc Wines Soar To Stunning Heights - MassLive.com

Grandfather Vineyard 2015 Cabernet Franc Given Score of 89 in Review by James Suckling - High Country Press

Best Valentine`s Day Wines 2019 - Fortune

Argentinian red wine good choice for cold nights - Times Record News

Island Spirits: Island vineyards - Shelter Island Reporter

Wine pick: Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien 2014, France - St. Cloud Times

This bursting-with-fruit wine can start your next party, for only $13 - The Washington Post

Valentine`s Day Guide: The 13 Best Splurge Wines From Napa And Sonoma - Forbes

Would You Drink Wines from Virginia Here s Why We Think You Should - Robb Report

Ice Wine From Canada and New York State - Winemaking In The Extreme - Forbes

Anthony Gismondi: Cabernet Franc growing into its skin, especially in B.C. - Vancouver Sun

Waltz Vineyards scores another first in winning Wine Excellence XVII - PennLive.com

Burrell`s High School Sweethearts - Good Times Weekly

Wine of the Week: St. Supery`s Élu - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Wine, etc.: Some cabernet sauvignons to pair with your Valentine`s Day meal - CapitalGazette.com

Local wines lauded by judges - Record Bee

Wine by Bubba - WVTF

Wine, etc.: If you must, here are some chocolate and wine pairings for your Valentine`s Day - CapitalGazette.com

Clos du Val winery continues to make history - San Francisco Examiner

Get To Know The Reds Of Classic White Wine Regions - Forbes

Judges explore Coyote Sonoma at annual dinner - Laredo Morning Times

Spottswoode - Unparalleled Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - Forbes

Arizona Wine Growers` Grand Tasting Festival will feature 200 wines - AZ Big Media

20 Wines Under $20: A Little More Money for a Lot More Wine - The New York Times

The 5280 Guide to Colorado Wine - 5280 | The Denver Magazine

Arizona`s best wines: Winners of the 2018 azcentral Arizona Wine Competition - AZCentral

National successes put Pennsylvania, NJ wines on the map - Philly.com

More magical winter whites | Business News - The Daily Courier

The 15 Best Wines at Monoprix - Food & Wine

Love the wine you`re with - Okanagan Taste - Castanet.net

A Perfect Weekend in Livermore Valley Wine Country - KQED

The storied history, and elegant wines, of Larkmead - San Francisco Examiner

Why Are So Many California Winemakers Moving to Colorado - 5280 | The Denver Magazine

Northwest Wine: Cabernet franc good fit in Washington vineyards - The Daily Herald

Northwest Wine: Cabernet franc is a good fit in Washington - Yakima Herald-Republic

Why you should give cabernet franc, cab sauv`s parent grape, a try - Chicago Tribune

Raphael 2016 Cabernet Franc is our Wine of the Week - Northforker

Comparing Willamette Valley Vineyards (WVVI) and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) - PressOracle

Bedell Cellars 2016 Cabernet Franc is our Wine of the Week - Northforker

The Most Expensive Cabernet Francs - Wine-Searcher

Lamoreaux Landing Cabernet Franc 2016, Finger Lakes, N.Y. - VinePair

La Jota Vineyard 2015 Cabernet Franc (Howell Mountain) Rating and Review - Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Top South American Cabernet Franc wines: Panel tasting results - decanter.com

Cabernet Franc: It`s Not Just For Blending Anymore - OregonLive.com

Marco Felluga Remains A True Innovator In Italy`s Friuli Wine Region - Forbes

Top Loire Cabernet Franc: Panel tasting results - decanter.com

St. Helena Star/Napa Valley Vintner tasting panelists taste, judge and rank Cabernet Franc - Napa Valley Register

Napa`s Other Cab Serves Up Understated Power at a Fraction of the Price - VinePair

The Wines We ll Be Drinking in 2019 - The Wall Street Journal

DeLille Cellars` 2015 Harrison Hill is Andy Perdue`s Wine of the Year - The Seattle Times

The 3 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Cabernet Franc - VinePair

A French Bistro Favorite to Drink This Month - The New York Times

The Beauty of Saumur Champigny, Not Always Appreciated - The New York Times

Hudson Valley wineries look to make their mark with Cabernet Franc - NewYorkUpstate.com

Andy Perdue`s list of top $30-and-under wines - The Seattle Times

Pulse Drinking: Kosicek Vineyards cabernet franc honors Urban Meyer - Akron Beacon Journal

The Grapevine: cabernet franc - Richmond.com

Boyd on wine: Merlot`s slow climb back - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Real Wine Lovers Order Cab Franc, Not Cabernet Sauvignon - VinePair

Cabernet Franc and the Finger Lakes: Made for Each Other - The New York Times

Bookcliff Vineyards Takes Top Honors in the 2018 Governor`s Cup Competition - Westword

Make Room in Your Cellar for California Red Blends - Wine Enthusiast Magazine Online

Splurge-Worthy Napa Cabs for Under $100 - Wine Enthusiast Magazine Online

Pink`s new stage: Pop star Alecia Moore reveals her secret life of winemaking - San Francisco Chronicle

The 50 Best Wines of 2018 - VinePair

The best wine made in Colorado for 2018 is - The Know

Mulderbosch Selected Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2015 - Wine Magazine

How We Will Drink Wine In 2019: Trends According To Winemakers And Pros - Forbes

Six Virginia winemakers give their recommendations for Thanksgiving wine - Richmond.com

Cabernet Franc rising in the Northwest - Great Northwest Wine

10 Great Red Wines to Drink on Thanksgiving - Maxim

What is a super Tuscan wine | Ask Dr. Vinny - Wine Spectator

Karamoor Estate`s Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay win golds at New York International judging - PennLive.com

The 15 Wines We Scored 100 Points in 2018 - Wine Enthusiast Magazine Online

Larkmead 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) Rating and Review - Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Here s proof you can get good, affordable wine from Virginia - The Washington Post

Get to Know the Red Wines of Southwest France - Wine Enthusiast Magazine Online

The Essential Wines Of Washington State - Forbes

Cabernet Franc: The Ideal Summer-Into-Fall Wine - Wall Street Journal

Cabernet Franc, a Versatile Wine From France to California - Eater

Style Guide: The World`s Best Places for Growing Cabernet Sauvignon - VinePair

Walmart Wine Exists - but Is It Actually Good A Sommelier Tastes Them All and Shares His Top Picks - PEOPLE.com

Dr. Konstantin Frank wins NY Winery of Year, Keuka Spring takes Governor`s Cup - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Big Red Wines And A New Versatile Jamaican Rum - Forbes

Northwest Wine: Cabernet Franc rising in the Northwest - Tri-City Herald

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) vs. Willamette Valley Vineyards (WVVI) Head to Head Survey - Modern Readers

Bibendum: Top wine trends for 2019 - The Drinks Business

The 25 Best Rosé Wines of 2018 - VinePair

What We`re Tasting Podcast: Chilean Wine is a Showcase of Vast Variety and Surprising Styles - Wine Enthusiast Magazine Online

Château Lafleur Sheds Light on Bordeaux | Wine-Searcher News & Features - Wine-Searcher

Wine of the Week: My bike journey through France s Loire Valley - WTOP

Midday Fix: Crowd pleasing & wallet friendly wines for Thanksgiving - WGN TV Chicago

We Asked 10 Sommeliers: What Wine Trend Needs to Die - VinePair

Ovid Plays Mad Scientist with a Trio of Experimental Wines - Robb Report

Why Bordeaux Brings Out the Best in Cabernet Sauvignon - Wine Enthusiast Magazine Online

Wines Of Chile: A Whole New World Of Style And Excellence - Forbes

Domaine de Pallus Les Pensées de Pallus Chinon 2014 - VinePair

The Secret Napa Winery You Need To Visit - Forbes

Salut! The Top 50 Texas Wines for Fall - Texas Monthly

Showcase Wineries

Zayante Vineyards (5)
Roudon-Smith Winery (6)

Featured Wines

Top Rated Cabernet Franc

2005 Cabernet Franc
Santa Cruz Mountains
CAW Rating: 100
1 reviews
This wine has charisma - fruity, velvety, and spicy all in one. The wine has a bay and wild sage aroma that reminds me of my childhood here in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The palate has an interesting clove character balanced by elegant violet and raspberry notes. In my mind this wine is perfect, full ...

More Cabernet+Franc Ratings
Combined Rating
1 reviews
2005 Cabernet Franc
Byington Winery

1 reviews
2005 Cabernet Franc
Byington Winery

1 reviews
2005 Cabernet Franc
Byington Winery

1 reviews
2005 Cabernet Franc
Byington Winery