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LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards

LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards
2018 Miller Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Clarksburg

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Franc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Certified Sustainable
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$32
Cellar Selection

LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards
2018 Miller Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Clarksburg

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Franc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of ginger, peppercorns, sandalwood, paprika, and black fruit with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-long finish that exhibits impressions of creme brulee and nutmeg with moderate oak flavor. A svelte Cabernet Franc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: ginger, peppercorns, sandalwood, paprika, and black fruit
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of creme brulee and nutmeg
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A svelte Cabernet Franc.

The Producer

LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards

The Producer
1525 E Jahant Rd
Acampo, CA 95220
USA
1 209-334-9780

Their Portfolio

BR LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2017 Midnight Reserve, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $40.00. - Bronze Medal
BR LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Aglianico, Other, Lodi 14% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal
BR LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Thirty Eight Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal
88 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Railroad Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $32.00.
86 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Macotera 09 Vineyard, Barbera, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
87 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2020 Prince Vineyard, Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg 11.5% (USA) $22.00.
92 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Lewis Vineyard, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $32.00.
88 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Miller Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Clarksburg 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
86 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Chardonnay, California 14% (USA) $12.00.
85 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2020 Pinot Grigio, California 12% (USA) $12.00.
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, California 12% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2020 White Moscato, California 12% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 14% (USA) $12.00.
87 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Family Vineyards, Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
85 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Zinfandel, California 15% (USA) $12.00.

Cabernet Franc

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Franc is a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon, and 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.