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  Cabernet Sauvignon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cabernet Franc is often used in blends with Cabernet Sauvignon to add aromatics.
Cabernet Sauvignon, like all noble wine grape varieties, is of the species Vitis vinifera, and genetic studies in the 1990s indicated it is the result of a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.
Elsewhere in France it is used in varying quantities in several Roussillon wines, though generally in an attempt to imitate the wines of its Bordeaux neighbour.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cabernet_Sauvignon   (638 words)

 Cabernet Franc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cabernet Franc is a red wine grape variety similar to and a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish.
Many of the red wines of the Loire are primarily Cabernet Franc, although it is not mentioned on the label.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cabernet_Franc   (237 words)

 Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc is a red wine grape similar to and a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannins that Cabernet Sauvignon.
In Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc is often mixed with Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ca/Cabernet_Franc.html   (70 words)

 Cabernet Franc -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cabernet Franc is a red (Fermented juice (of grapes especially)) wine (Any of various juicy purple- or green-skinned fruit of the genus Vitis; grow in clusters) grape variety similar to and a parent of (Superior Bordeaux type of red wine) Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less (Any of various complex phenolic substances of plant origin; used in tanning and in medicine) tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish.
Cabernet Franc forms part of the (Any of several red or white wines produced around Bordeaux, France or wines resembling them) Bordeaux blend, usually taking a minor role to (Dry red wine made from a grape grown widely in Bordeaux and California) Merlot and (Superior Bordeaux type of red wine) Cabernet Sauvignon.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/cabernet_franc.htm   (329 words)

 Cabernet Franc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Origin: Cabernet Franc is the lesser of the three grapes (the other two being Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) that is grown principally in the Bordeaux region of France.
Cabernet Franc is a related variety to Cabernet Sauvignon and, while having certain traits in common, has important differences.
Cabernet Franc is rarely produced as a straight varietal and under French law can be blended up to a certain percentage with Cabernet Sauvignon.
www.raffaldini.com /g_cabernetfranc.shtml   (381 words)

 Cabernet Franc
Recent studies in ampelography, using the relatively new application of DNA fingerprinting, have determined that cabernet franc is one of the genetic parents of cabernet sauvignon (the other is sauvignon blanc).
Yields are similar, although cabernet franc normally buds and ripens somewhat earlier.
Cabernet franc vines survive cold winters better than cabernet sauvignon, but are more susceptible to being damaged by Spring frosts.
www.winepros.org /wine101/grape_profiles/cab-franc.htm   (340 words)

 Main Template
Cabernet Franc as its own wine is new to many American palates, but it actually is a reintroduction of a varietal the French have known for a long time, indeed.
Cabernet Franc was the mainstay of Bordeaux until Cabernet Sauvignon was introduced in the 18th century.
In France, the delicious qualities of the Franc are perhaps most readily apparent in the Chinon and Bourgueil wines made in the Touraine section of the Loire, where the Cabernet Franc is the quality red grape.
www.cgv.com /cab_franc.htm   (294 words)

 Wine: Best Producers: US Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Cabernet Franc is very closely related to Cabernet Sauvignon and indeed, it is widely presumed that Cabernet Franc is just a well established mutation of Cabernet Sauvignon.
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 20 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.
www.tastings.com /wine/best_producers/us_franc_9904.html   (417 words)

Cabernet Franc was imported from Bordeaux into the Loire Valley in the 1600s.
Cabernet Sauvignon prefers oceanic climates, while Cabernet Franc and Merlot are more successful in inland areas where temperature extremes are greater on a daily and seasonal basis.
Cabernet Franc is harvested between Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
www.beveragebusiness.com /bbcontent/art98/nesto0804.html   (1737 words)

 Cabernet Franc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
One of several cousins in the Cabernet family of varietals, Cabernet Franc is widely grown in the Bordeaux and Loire regions of France, in Italy, and increasingly in California.
Cabernet Franc has the advantage, though, of ripening earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon, which can be helpful in cooler climates.
As a wine, Cabernet Franc tends to be lighter in body and a little more herbacious in aroma than Cabernet Sauvignon, which makes it appealing to drink earlier.
www.fairplaywine.com /varietals/cab_franc.htm   (157 words)

 Schneider Vineyards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cabernet franc is particularly expressive of the place where it is grown, regardless of the clone.
Cabernet franc is very aromatic, characterized by berry and spice aromas with, soft and ripe tannins, and good structure for long aging.
Cabernet Franc is a relatively little known grape variety, and we believe in spreading the word about where it’s found and what it’s all about.
www.schneidervineyards.com /D_001.html   (782 words)

 Franc-ly Speaking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cabernet Franc was with Sauvignon Blanc a parent of the ever popular Cabernet Sauvignon.
In Italy, especially in Friuli, the grape is known as "Bordo" or "Cabernet Frank." Many of the Italian wines that are labeled, perhaps for marketing reasons, simply as "Cabernet" are, in fact, Cabernet Francs.
On the palate, Cabernet Francs generally are not very complex, but when well made can deliver lovely flavors of plums or cherries accompanied by spice or leather followed by a nice, albeit not long, finish.
www.tablewine.com /archiv33.htm   (1547 words)

 The iJamming! featured wine grape: Cabernet Franc
In Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc forms a solid two-thirds of Cheval Blanc, the esteemed first growth of St-Emilion; throughout that village, neighboring Pomerol and much else of the 'right bank' of the Gironde, it is more widely planted than Cabernet Sauvignon.
It's in the middle Loire that Cabernet Franc reigns supreme.
Cabernet Franc exceeds in the middle Loire, around the general Touraine appelation, and the specific villages of Saumar, Chinon and Bourgueil.
www.ijamming.net /Wine/CabernetFranc1.html   (1517 words)

 Wines & Vines: Let's be Franc: the quiet invasion of Cabernet franc
France has a total of about 35,000 acres of Cabernet franc, with heavy plantings in southwest France, where it is called Bouchy.
Recently, DNA studies have shown that Cabernet franc is actually one of the genetic parents of Cabernet Sauvignon--Sauvignon blanc is the other.
Most Cabernet franc in the U.S. is used for blending, but there are those who think it could work as a stand-alone varietal.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3488/is_6_84/ai_103995702   (1539 words)

 The other Cab / Traditionally a red blending grape, Cabernet Franc now is charging ahead as its own varietal
Cabernet Franc is known primarily in this country as a grape to blend with one of the four other Bordeaux red varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot.
But when Cabernet Franc is grown in cool areas, it tends to be more herbaceous, sometimes leaning toward green bell pepper, a negative characteristic for many red wine fans.
In general, Chinon and Bourgueil, from the Touraine district of the Loire Valley, are mostly Cabernet Franc (up to 25 percent Cabernet Sauvignon is allowed by law) and not aged in wood.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/01/30/WI156375.DTL   (1569 words)

 Chappellet Winery - Pritchard Hill Cabernet Franc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
After planting this varietal in 1989 to support Chappellet's Cabernet program, we discovered that Cabernet Franc thrives on Pritchard Hill's volcanic terroir.
Grapes from the choicest vineyard blocks are individually selected to craft this extraordinary wine, prized for its depth of flavor and its sumptuousness.
"Cabernet Sauvignon has big tannins for aging, while Cabernet Franc is silkier and smooth on a slightly lighter frame, but round and with good texture.
www.chappellet.com /html/pritchard_hill_cabernet_franc.html   (329 words)

 Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc, a grape that is used as a blending wine in Bordeaux, has been the grape of Loire Valley red wines for ages, making rich, long-lived reds.
Outside of the Loire, cabernet franc tends to be crammed into the mold of the more substantial cabernet sauvignon, pumped up and overoaked until it's unrecognizable, but there are some interesting wines coming out of Long Island and the Finger Lakes these days.
Vinum Cellars Cabernet Franc Sierra Foothills 2001 ($23) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner): Some hits and misses lately with these guys, whose ethos I applaud (the bottle actually says the wine is patterned after Chinons, bless their hearts).
www.compleatwinegeek.com /grapes/franc.html   (7035 words)

 Cabernet Franc Definition in the Wine Dictionary at Epicurious.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Unlike Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc grows in cooler climates and ripens early.
The most noteworthy examples of French wines made primarily from Cabernet Franc grapes are those from Château cheval blanc, whose vineyards are planted with about 66 percent Cabernet Franc and 33 percent Merlot.
In the United States, Cabernet Franc has not been widely planted, mainly because the weather in California yields consistently higher-quality Cabernet Sauvignon grapes than in France.
www.epicurious.com /drinking/wine_dictionary/entry?id=5697   (298 words)

 CABERNET FRANC Wines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cabernet Franc similar to Merlot was noticed in Libournais, France at the end of the 18th century.
America and Italy shared the confusion between Merlot and Cabernet Franc, both planting each variety in belief it was the other.
Today Cabernet Franc's largest most important role is that of a blending grape, to add intrigue, interest and compliment Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot based wines.
www.rowlandcellars.com /desc_cab_franc.html   (257 words)

 Ironstone Vineyards Wine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cabernet Franc is the less herbaceous, less tannic, fruitier relative of Cabernet Sauvignon.
This Cabernet Franc was aged for nine months in small French and American cooperage.
90% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon
www.ironstonevineyards.com /store/winedetail.asp?SID=1&Product_ID=6&Category_ID=3   (228 words)

 Cabernet Franc - Wine
Cabernet France is a red wine grape that is often used in Bordeaux blends to add acidity and aroma.
Cabernet Franc is usually used as a minor (10%-15%) component in a blend with other varieties.
The Cabernet Franc grape is a sturdy grape that grows well in a variety of climates.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art29764.asp   (199 words)

 The other cabernet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Napa Valley Cab Francs reflect the valley's diverse soils and climates: high-toned succulence in the cool Carneros and southern valley districts, more firmly structured power in the northern valley and dense richness in the mountains.
At some point in the distant past, Cab Franc and Sauvignon Blanc were selected and cultivated for the desirability of their wines.
Cabernet Franc settled in Bordeaux, primarily on the right bank of the Gironde around St. Emilion, and in the middle Loire Valley around Chinon.
www.azcentral.com /home/wine/articles/0516wine16.html   (1010 words)

 Wine Brats: Varietal Guide: Cabernet Franc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Generally used as a blending grape in cabernet sauvignon and merlot.
On it's own it tends to be "hollow," so small amounts of cabernet sauvignon and merlot are added.
Cabernet franc is known for lending a liveliness to both the color and nose of cabernet sauvignon blends.
www.winebrats.org /education/varietalguide/cabernetfranc.html   (130 words)

 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Features
The potential of California cabernet franc as a world-class wine became evident when Gustav Dalla Valle created Maya, a 50/50 blend of cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon.
With a bit of tasting guidance, cabernet franc can easily be discerned by its distinctive spicy, leafy green aromatics -- a treasured complexity component in Bordeaux.
Cabernet franc ripens early, which makes it compatible with the Loire Valley.
starbulletin.com /2003/05/28/features/wine.html   (424 words)

 Cabernet Franc adds sizzle to your steak
In structure and its fl cherry and cassis flavors, Cabernet Franc is similar to Cabernet Sauvignon, yet generally it's a bit less tannic and lower in acidity, and is more aromatic and herbaceous.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of the red grapes in California, France and elsewhere, yet it has Cabernet Franc to thank for its existence.
The French have made Cabernet Franc wines in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley for centuries and there are significant Cabernet Franc plantings in Italy.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/04/24/WI228924.DTL   (554 words)

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