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Cabernet Franc reveals greatness in Northwest
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.