| Advertising 2005 Cabernet Franc $30, Shaw Vineyard 14/20 $33, Mira Winery St. Helena, CA Loire Valley, France Top Rated Cabernet Franc. Vineyard & Winery, Favorite With spicy aromas of plum and violet, the flavor profile exhibits notes of black currant, raspberries and graphite. $85, 2 Lads Winery 2006 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley, CA Cabernet Franc Picks. More Top Rated Wines. $84, Chappellet Alternative highly-rated, but also more expensive (£100/$100+), blends include several from the USA namely California where a new wave of medium-bodied wines with charm and finesse are emerging. Finger Lakes, New York Cabernet Franc has long since found fame in the wines of France’s Loire Valley – the grape of wines labelled Chinon, Bourgueuil, Saumur, Champigny or Anjou Rouge but, it is also favoured by other cooler climates around the world producing quality bottlings from Mendoza, California, Virginia and Stellenbosch. $35, Anthonij Rupert Some bottles can command large sums but many can be found at affordable prices. See our Favorite Napa Valley, CA South Africa is also a hot bed for both single-varietal Cabernet Francs and blends with plenty of good value wines to be found from producers including Vergelegen, Warwick and Raats whose 100% Cab Franc 2015 scored 96pts, available for around £25/$30 and MR de Compostella 2017 blend was rated 95 points. Cosentino 14/20 Franc 2010 Small-Lot Cabernet Franc, Ghielmetti Vineyard 2010 Cabernet Franc Winery, Callaway 1. Clarksburg, CA 14/20 $48, Eponymous $50, Clau de Nell $75, Callaway about Cabernet Napa Valley, CA Napa Valley, CA $28, Cooper-Garrod Napa Valley, CA 2005 Cabernet Franc South Coast, CA Press 2011 Cabernet Franc $58, _________________________________________________, Cairdean 2011 Cabernet Franc 20112 Cabernet Franc The following list of 10 great Cabernet Francs comprises a mixture of single-varietal wines and grape-dominant blends. Cabernet Franc is a red grape best known in France, where it is most commonly associated with Bordeaux’s right bank and the Loire Valley. Cabernet Franc Picks $65, ______________________________________________, Cosentino 15/20 $25, La Tunella But it can also produce complex and structured wines and unlike Cabernet Sauvignon, which can take time to approach, they can be drunk young and with little or no oak treatment. 15/20 For more inexpensive drinking look to Doña Paula, 1350, 2017 from Uco Valley, available for less than £15/$20 and described by Andy Howard MW, in Decanter’s round up of exciting Argentinian wines under £25, as ‘cool and fresh in character: there is plenty of drive as well as complexity here.’, {"api":{"host":"https:\/\/pinot.decanter.com","authorization":"Bearer Y2VlNGJiYWEwYmVmMzA5YzNkNTE4NDUyZGNjNDAwNDc3MDE5NzY3ZmU4MjY4YTgwZTEyNTUwYzIxNzkwYThkZA","version":"2.0"},"piano":{"sandbox":"false","aid":"6qv8OniKQO","rid":"RJXC8OC","offerId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","offerTemplateId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","wcTemplateId":"OTOW5EUWVZ4B"}}, {"location":"Keystone Header","subscribeText":"Subscribe Now","version":"2","menuWidgetTitle":"","myAccountLnk":"\/wine-reviews\/account","premiumLnk":"\/subscribe","menuLnks":{"2":{"text":"My Wines","href":"\/wine-reviews\/my-wines"}},"colors":{"text":"#ffffff","button":"#decc8f","link":"#ffffff"}}. Originating in Bordeaux, France, and considered to be one of the five major grapes of the region, Cabernet Franc is grown worldwide, often to be blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 15.5/20 Sip straight or mix up a margarita with GAYOT's picks of the best tequilas under $100. 2005 Cabernet Franc | Restaurant Rating System 2005 Cabernet Franc The others are spread across the globe with one of Italy’s best-known bottlings from Bolgheri in Tuscany – Le Macchiole’s Paleo 2016 scoring 96 points and noted as ‘soft and round with great volume on the palate’, Uco Valley with Rutini’s 2016, scoring 95 points and described as ‘seductive, classy and elegantly perfumed’ and Virginia with Ramiiisol’s Riserva 2014 rated 96 points, being ‘poised, resonant, with pepper and blackberry fruit and very silky tannins’. 15/20 Oakville, CA Sonoma County’s Vérité, Le Désir 2016 was highlighted for having a palate that is ‘broad and lush but exuberant, showing energy and flair’ while Napa Valley’s Smith Madrone and Favia have produced, respectively, a ‘generous and open’ 2013 and a ‘structured, well balanced and elegant’ 2015. 2005 Cabernet Franc 2011 Cabernet Franc $26, Andrew Lane Having a richness similar to that of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc is lighter in color, as well as more herbal and vegetative. 2008 Cabernet Franc 15/20 It has soft tannins, moderate acidity and tons of charm and finesse combining bright raspberry fruit with intense floral aromatics and a silky texture akin to Pinot Noir. 14.5/20 Sip on GAYOT's picks of the best small-production craft beers. | About Us Santa Cruz Mountains, CA Originating in Bordeaux, France, and considered to be one of the five major grapes of the region, Cabernet Franc is grown worldwide, often to be blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Just try them all! 2009 Cabernet Franc 14.5/20 $39, Ehlers Estate $45, DARE by Viader Colli Orientali del Friuli, Italy Francs we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines. Sonoma Valley, CA $38, Clarksburg Wine Company Don’t worry about picking a favorite from this Cabernet Franc wine list. 2009 Cabernet Franc 13/20 This 2010 vintage comes from Clos Rougeard’s Le Bourg cru’s old vines, planted back in 1948. Coastal Region, South Africa $48, Steven Kent Winery Russiz Superiore Winery 14/20 Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, Vineyard & Winery