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LangeTwins Winery

LangeTwins Winery
2013 Miller Vineyard Single Barrel, Cabernet Franc, Clarksburg

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Franc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .051%
Lodi Rules Certified
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$50

LangeTwins Winery
2013 Miller Vineyard Single Barrel, Cabernet Franc, Clarksburg

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Franc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .051%
Murky ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of cherry stems, dusty rose, and clay pottery with an crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an appealing, medium-length finish conveying notes of , and racquetball with chewy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A luscious fruit forward Cab Franc that demands food worthy of it.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: cherry stems, dusty rose, and clay pottery
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of , and racquetball
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Steak Diane, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A luscious fruit forward Cab Franc that demands food worthy of it.

The Producer

LCF Wines

The Producer
1525 East Jahant Road
Acampo, CA 95220
USA
1 209-334-9782

Their Portfolio

89 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown Prince Vineyard, Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg 12% (USA) $15.00.
90 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown, White Moscato, Clarksburg 12% (USA) $15.00.
92 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2015 Estate Grown Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 14.8% (USA) $15.00.
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
88 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Estate Grown Rosé, Sangiovese, Lodi 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
85 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 13% (USA) $15.00.
86 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Estate Grown, Moscato, Clarksburg 11.5% (USA) $20.00.
85 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2016 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
91 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2016 Estate Grown Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $15.00.
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Prince Vineyard, Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg 12% (USA) $22.00.
92 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2014 Centennial Estate Grown, Zinfandel, Lodi 16% (USA) $60.00.
85 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Estate Grown, Chardonnay, Clarksburg 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
86 LangeTwins Winery 2016 Estate Grown, Chardonnay, Clarksburg 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
86 LangeTwins Winery 2016 Estate Grown, Moscato, Clarksburg 11% (USA) $15.00.
86 LangeTwins Winery 2011 Centennial Lewis Vineyard, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.6% (USA) $60.00.
92 LangeTwins Winery 2014 Old Vine , Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $15.00.
88 LangeTwins Winery 2016 Estate Grown, Pinot Noir, Clarksburg 14.2% (USA) $18.00.
90 LangeTwins Winery 2013 The Eighty Vineyard Single Barrel , Teroldego, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
92 LangeTwins Winery 2013 Miller Vineyard Single Barrel, Cabernet Franc, Clarksburg 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
90 Sand Point 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 13.8% (USA) $.00.
85 Sand Point 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 12.5% (USA) $.00.
88 Sand Point 2015 Merlot, Clarksburg 13.9% (USA) $.00.
BR Sand Point 2015 Chardonnay, Lodi 13.8% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
90 Sand Point 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 12.5% (USA) $12.00.
85 Sand Point 2016 Chardonnay, Lodi 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
86 Sand Point 2016 Pinot Noir, California 13.7% (USA) $12.00.
87 Sand Point 2016 Merlot, Clarksburg 14% (USA) $10.99.
91 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $12.00.
85 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2017 Pinot Noir, California 14% (USA) $12.00.
87 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 13% (USA) $12.00.
86 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $12.00.

Cabernet Franc

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Franc is very closely related to cabernet sauvignon; it is widely presumed that cabernet franc is just a well established mutation. It is ideally suited to cooler climates, as it buds and ripens earlier than cabernet sauvignon. Additionally, it is less susceptible to poor weather during harvest. In the Medoc and Graves region of Bordeaux, where it typically constitutes about 15% of the final blend, it is seen as a measure of insurance against poor cabernet sauvignon or merlot weather. Cabernet franc used to be planted almost as widely as cabernet sauvignon in Bordeaux well into the 60s, but cabernet sauvignon had swung into such favor that 30 years later it had twice the acreage of cabernet franc.

Cabernet franc tends to be lighter in color and tannins than cabernet sauvignon, with an earlier-maturing character. On Bordeaux's Right Bank, cabernet franc has a stronger foothold, and is best known as the dominant grape in the blend for the famed château, Cheval Blanc. It is the most widely planted red varietal in the Loire, where it yields lighter wines, like Chinon, with distinct herbal overtones. US cabernet francs are still largely in the experimental stage; there is a huge spectrum of interpretations, from heavy Napa wines to lighter styles from the East Coast.

Cabernet Franc is noted for its deep ruby red color and peppery, spicy character. It has moderate tannins and good acidity. Generally a Cabernet Franc should be consumed with some age - at least five years - while the finest versions drink well for more than twenty years.

Pair Cabernet Franc with hearty foods such as wild game, game birds and roasts.