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Cabernet Franc

Oct 16, 2019

Maryland's most successful red grape is also a big winner around the world. Al and Hugh give some cabernet franc picks. 

Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.   

The Wines

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Quality key:  * = decent wine   ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine   ****= elite

VALUE = exceptional quality for the money

Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Cabernet Franc '17  $$ ***

Pricey, but worth it, deep classic flavors, soft, elegant, full bodied

Maison Fucher, "Chais St. Laurent", Chinon '17 **1/2 $  GOOD VALUE

Lighter style, bright fruit, zesty flavors

Mabileau "Les Racine" Borgeuil '13 **1/2  $$

A rich, fuller bodied Loire Valley cab franc, savory, flavor packed

Chateau de la Durandière Saumur Brut Rosé Sec  ** $$

A very creditable sparkling wine, with raspberry notes

All of these wines can be purchased at Kenilworth Wine and Spirits.

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