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Chelle den Millie Vineyard Cabernet Franc

Chelle den Millie Vineyard Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $39.00 per bottle

Description: 90-Wine & Spirits Magazine, October 2006 "From a Yakima Valley vineyard just north of Prosser, this is textbook cabernet franc, aromatic with bright, peppery red cherry fruit. Light-bodied and delightfully straightforward with a texture that's more about acid and brightness than tannin, it's reminiscent of Loire Valley examples. Uncork for lamb chops."

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Franc:
Cabernet Franc is an accessible, spicy, herbal, dark blue grape variety that is often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Sometimes the French refer to Cabernets, which could mean either of the two grapes. Its typical aromas include an herbaceous and pronounced peppery nose, even in ripe fruit, and something eerily like tobacco. The Cabernet Franc ripens at an earlier stage, which gives it reason to exist in the Bordeaux area. In the Loire, where we find it a lot, it gives a clear red fresh and fruity wine.


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