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Top Rated Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc grapes

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. Having a richness similar to that of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc is lighter in color, as well as more herbal and vegetative. With spicy aromas of plum and violet, the flavor profile exhibits notes of black currant, raspberries and graphite. These are the top Cabernet Francs we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.

 

Paradigm
2008 Cabernet Franc
Oakville, CA
15.5/20
$58

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Chappellet
2009 Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley, CA
15/20
$65

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Cosentino Winery
2003 Estate Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley, CA
15/20
$45

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DARE by Viader
2011 Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley, CA
15/20
$48

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Eponymous
2009 Cabernet Franc
Sonoma Valley, CA
15/20
$48

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Steven Kent Winery
2010 Small-Lot Cabernet Franc, Ghielmetti Vineyard
Livermore Valley, CA
15/20
$50

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Clau de Nell
2011 Cabernet Franc
Loire Valley, France
14.5/20
$39

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Ehlers Estate
2005 Cabernet Franc
St. Helena, CA
14.5/20
$45

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Russiz Superiore
2005 Cabernet Franc
Collio, Italy
14.5/20
$26

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Andrew Lane
2005 Cabernet Franc
Oakville, CA
14/20

$35

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Anthonij Rupert
2005 Cabernet Franc
Coastal Region, South Africa
14/20

$75

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Callaway Vineyard & Winery
2004 Winemaker's Reserve Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley, CA
14/20

$38

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Clarksburg Wine Company
2010 Cabernet Franc
Clarksburg, CA
14/20

$28

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Cooper-Garrod
2010 Cabernet Franc
Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
14/20

$29

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Fallbrook Winery
2010 Thirty-Three Degrees North Cabernet Franc
South Coast, CA
14/20

$33

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2 Lads Winery
2009 Cabernet Franc Merlot
Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan
13.5/20
$25

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La Tunella
2005 Cabernet Franc
Colli Orientali del Friuli, Italy
13.5/20
$30

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Shaw Vineyard
2006 Cabernet Franc
Finger Lakes, New York
13/20
$25

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