Tag Archives: Cabernet Franc

Blason Friuli Isonzo Cabernet Franc – 2008 – 8.9 -James Melendez

This wine is a nice homage of this wine that is prominent as a blending grape in Bordeaux with an Italian accent. This wine gives notes of Crimini and Pioppini mushroom, fennel, anise and blueberry. *** A plethora of wine … Continue reading

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B Wise Trios Proprietary Sonoma Valley Red Blend – 2006 – 8.9 – James Melendez

This wine is Composition: 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 17% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petite Verdot. I don’t often think and I am aware that many Bordeaux reds and other red varietals are grown through Sonoma County; and … Continue reading

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Vignamaggio Toscana Cabernet Franc – 1999 – 9.2 – James Melendez

An intense experience with earthen notes of underbrush, sandalwood, fallen leaves, moist earth, mushroom and chocolate. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews:jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / Jaime … Continue reading

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Breaux Vineyards Lafayette Virginia Cabernet Franc – 2003 – 9.2 – James Melendez

This wine has a pronounced acid profile; low alcohol at 13%.   The notes this wine gives are roasted mushroom, crushed black cherry, pepper and cardamom.  A beautiful expression of Cabernet Franc from Virginia and Breaux Vineyards. *** A plethora … Continue reading

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York Creek Napa Valley Cabernet Franc – 2005 – 9.1 – James Melendez

This wine has a formidable structure; luxuriant tannins and generous notes of smoke, blackberry Coulis, suede, underbrush and black pepper and fresh herbs. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Havens Bourriquot Napa Valley Red Wine Blend – 2004 – 9.0 – James Melendez

This wine is 70% Cabernet Franc 30% Merlot at 14.5% alcohol; this wine denotes a pronounced earthen qualities; mushroom-truffle, fennel, cedar wood, mineral and scent from an orchard; beginning and finishing with reduced blueberry. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine … Continue reading

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Breaux Vineyards Lafayette Virginia Cabernet Franc – 2001 – 9.5 – James Melendez

The Bordeaux wine making tradition is all about blending.  And there is nothing wrong with blending–it is an art form unto itself.  Sometimes I do enjoy a specific varietal and want to focus in on one varietal.  Cabernet Franc is … Continue reading

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