The Other Cabernet


Cabernet franc has a noble history. Its ancestral roots are in the Basque region of Spain, and it is genetically considered the “parent” of its famous and strapping offspring, cabernet sauvignon. In the Bordeaux region, it is considered the ultimate blending grape; it ripens sooner and with more ease than cabernet sauvignon, giving confidence to vineyard owners during cooler growing seasons. Naturally spicy and buoyant, it lifts and aromatizes anything it touches. 

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