Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is generally used in Bordeaux blends and is sometimes used for ice wine, although we do have varietal wines in stock as well. Wines produced by this grape tend to be higher in acidity, which means that food pairings with acidic or vinegar-based flavours are recommended. Cabernet Franc is perhaps most similar to Cabernet Sauvignon, except Cab Franc tends to have a slight green pepper aroma. This can be good or bad, depending on taste, and is actually caused by methoxypyrazines or “pyrazines."

Des Ouches 2016 Bourgueil "Igoranda" 750ml

$30.34

Thomas and Denis Gambier are 8th generation winemakers who specialize in red wines made from Cabernet Franc. In case you're wondering, Igoranda was the border between the old Anjou and Touraine regions. Grown in mostly gravelly soil with traditional...

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Des Ouches 2015 Bourgueil "Grande Reserve" 750ml

$47.74

Although Domaine des Ouches is known for its numerous Cabernet Franc bottlings, the Grande Reserve contains a bit (approx 10%) of Cabernet Sauvignon from their limited plantings per appellation rules. As its name implies, this wine stands out for its...

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Blasted Church 2017 Sacrosanct Glass 750ml

$78.17

This is a Cabernet Franc fermented with wild yeast in an amphora, where it remained nine months on the skins before the wine was pressed off the skins. The wine is quite fruity – think black currant jam – with a voluptuous texture. 94.--John...

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El Enemigo 2013 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 750ml

$165.13

The 2013 El Enemigo Cabernet Franc is 93% Cabernet Franc with 7% Petit Verdot from Gualtallary. The Petit Verdot ripened quite well in the warmer 2012 and adds acidity and structure to the blend. There is a clear spicy, herbal note akin to green...

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El Enemigo 2015 Cabernet Franc 750ml

$47.74

The 2015 El Enemigo Cabernet Franc was produced with fruit from Gualtallary, from a specific 8.8-hectare plot of the Adrianna Vineyard. It fermented in two tries with a portion of full clusters. It has a beautiful nose with plenty of spices and herbs and...

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Second Chapter 2016 Cabernet Franc 750ml

$38.50

DescriptionBright red fruit. Rich, balanced body. Satisfying finish. Winemaking NotesAged 22 months in French oak, 20% new barrels. Growing ConditionsSandy soil vineyard on the west bench of Osoyoos sloping east. 16 year old vines planted in a mix of...

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Robert Mondavi 2015 Oakville Cabernet Franc 750ml

$69.48

A grippy style, with charcoal, tar and tobacco notes providing an angular feel, while the core of cherry and red currant fruit catches up. Reveals a bright savory edge on the finish. Not for everyone, but should age nicely. Best from 2020 through 2025...

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Vina Cobos 2015 Chanares Cabernet Franc 750ml

$147.74

(14.6% alcohol; from vines planted at an altitude of 1,200 meters): Bright medium ruby. Captivating violet lift to the aromas of crushed blackberry, boysenberry, bitter chocolate and wild herbs. An exciting Cabernet Franc, not especially broad or...

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