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More 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 previously featured top Cabernet Francs we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.

 

Chappellet Winery & Vineyard
2000 Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley, CA
14.5/20

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Burrell School
2001 Cabernet Franc
Santa Cruz, CA
14/20

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

$38

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Lang & Reed
1998 Premier Etage Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley, CA
14/20

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Le Cuvier Winery
1995 Cabernet Franc
York Mountain / San Luis Obispo County, CA
14/20

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Cooper-Garrod
1996 Cabernet Franc
Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
13/20

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Daniel Gehrs Wines
1999 Cabernet Franc
Santa Ynez Valley, CA
12/20

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Hosmer
1999 Cabernet Franc
Cayuga Lake, NY
12/20

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Tarara Winery
1999 Cabernet Franc
Virginia
11/20

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