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Grapes and Wine: Cabernet Franc | Just Wine
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Grapes and Wine: Cabernet Franc

A year’s worth of the ins and outs of Grapes and Wines … Join Mike Roberts as he travels the globe exploring classic and off the beaten path...
Cabernet Franc Wine Needs More Attention Cabernet Franc simply doesn’t get the same attention that its brawny offspring, Cabernet Sauvigon, does… which, if you ask any sommelier or “cork dork” as we say, is an utter shame. Cabernet Franc is best in cool climates like Bordeaux, the Loire Valley, Ontario...
The Other Cabernet – Cabernet Franc | Just Wine
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The Other Cabernet – Cabernet Franc

Oh, did I used to hate cabernet franc. It used to sort of suck, rarely reaching full ripeness where it was planted. It was green, weedy, spicy,...
Why…in Bordeaux of course. Bordeaux is rarely considered the bastion of warm-climate wine making, and part of the reason for the famous Bordeaux blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot, and malbec was that they all ripen at different times, minimizing risk in case of a cooler,...
What is Cabernet Franc? Wine Varietal Facts – From Flavour to Grape Variety | Just Wine
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What is Cabernet Franc? Wine Varietal Facts – From Flavour to Grape Variety

What is Cabernet Franc? Where is it grown and what should it taste like? This is a guide is everything you need to know about Cab Franc wine...
What is Cabernet Franc? Cabernet Franc is a medium-bodied wine with great structure and aromatics. Fresh tasting red and black fruit with hints of peppers and cherry pipe tobacco. In this post, we’ll cover some quick facts on the Cabernet Franc wine varietal and give you an in-depth analysis of the...
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Cabernet Franc

The father of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc is often grown in the same places and is usually blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot....
What is Cabernet Sauvignon? Wine Varietal Facts – From Flavour to Grape Variety | Just Wine
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What is Cabernet Sauvignon? Wine Varietal Facts – From Flavour to Grape Variety

What is Cabernet Sauvignon? Where is it grown and what should it taste like? This is a guide is everything you need to know about Cab Sauv wine...
What is Cabernet Sauvignon? Cabernet Sauvignon is a full body wine with moderate acidity and tannin. Dark fruit flavours with leather, bell pepper and baking spice notes. Its parents are Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. In this post, we’ll cover some quick facts on the Cab Sauv wine varietal and...
Celebrate National Cabernet Day With Everything You Need to Know About Cabernet | Just Wine
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Celebrate National Cabernet Day With Everything You Need to Know About Cabernet

Celebrating National Cabernet Day? Take some time to learn about the 3 grape varieties in the Cabernet family: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon...
When is Cabernet Day? National Cabernet Day falls on the Thursday before Labour Day. The holiday was thought up in 2010 by Rick Bakas and ever since has been celebrated with the hashtag #CabernetDay! In 2019, Cabernet Day will be celebrated on Thursday, August 29th. Learn about the 3 types of Cabernet...
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