Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of wines, as they say. But its sibling (actually one of its parents) Cabernet Franc is revealing itself to be a delicious red wine on its own – particularly in the Pacific Northwest.
Cabernet Franc provides a lot of the same qualities as Cabernet Sauvignon: focused dark fruit, cocoa powder and spices. It also reveals complex notes of fresh and dried herbs. But Cab Franc also tends to have more tamed – even succulent – tannins, giving it more youthful approachability.
Here are 10 delicious Cabernet Francs from Washington and Oregon that we’ve tasted recently.
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