About Cabernet Franc Red Wine

About Cabernet Franc Red Wine
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.

Top Picks for Cabernet Franc

Braganini 2020 Reserve Cabernet Franc
96 points
$26
Outside of Chinon, one of the best examples of Cab Franc encountered in quite some time.
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Jarvis 2015 Estate Cabernet Franc
94 points
$180
An absolutely delectable Cabernet Franc in a riper context; well made, well structured, and with a long life ahead of it.
AvinoDos 2019 Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc
94 points
$52
A ripe and juicy Cabernet Franc with lush American oak; a cellar worthy selection.
Bright Leaf Vineyard 2019 Estate Cabernet Franc
94 points
$25
Fruity and savory with excellent structure, this wine would make an excellent picnic companion with a rare roast beef sandwich.
Quartz Rock Vineyard 2020 Estate Cabernet Franc
94 points
$57
A rich, polished Cabernet Franc with savory, dark fruit flavors and fine old world balance.
Damiani Wine Cellars 2020 Reserve Cabernet Franc
94 points
$59
A bright, flavorful Cabernet Franc with delicious, layered flavors and an exquisitely supple texture.
Bright Leaf Vineyard 2019 Estate Bottled Cabernet Franc
94 points
$23
Fruity and savory with excellent structure, this wine would make an excellent picnic companion with a rare roast beef sandwich.
Spangler 2019 Sundown Cabernet Franc
94 points
$29
Ripe and a touch decadent, this bright Cabernet Franc will pair nicely with an Italian beef with spicy peppers.
William Heritage 2019 Estate Reserve Normans Vineyard Cabernet Franc
94 points
$48
A fruity and savory expression of Cabernet Franc that is very soif-able.
Jarvis 2019 Will Jarvis Science Project Cabernet Franc
94 points
$220
A rich, savory Cabernet Franc that is built to last.