Tag Archives: Cabernet Franc

Nota Bene Cellars Red Blend: Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain

I am thoroughly enjoying the 2014 Nota Bene Cellars Red Blend from the Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA in Washington State! An enticing blend of 39% Cabernet Franc, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 29% Merlot all grown on the Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard. Aged 22 months in export style French oak barrels truly brings out complexities and

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Cuvaison Prince & Pedro Red Blend Brandlin Vineyard

I have always loved experiencing red blend wines because I feel it expresses what the winemaker thought was the best wine possible with the grapes they had available. To me, these blended wines are the “Winemaker’s Signature” since they adapted the wine to the flavors they enjoy. Today I am sipping the Cuvaison “Prince & Pedro” Red Blend Brandlin Vineyard

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La Grange aux Garcons Crémant de Bordeaux Brut

The region of Bordeaux, France has been known for producing many excellent wines over the years. Elegant red wines and vibrant whites are always worth stocking up on but have you ever experienced a sparkling wine from Bordeaux? Bordeaux has been creating wonderful sparkling wines for almost 100 years and are usually called a “Crémant”. The word “Crémant” signifies a

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Thirty Bench Small Lot Cabernet Franc 2012 Beamsville Bench VQA

This was a night of celebration and sorrow. Celebration because this is an amazing, quality wine that I have been looking forward to opening and rejoicing in! Sorrow because it was my last bottle of Thirty Bench Cabernet Franc 2012 and the winery is sold out. Hope and patience that upcoming vintages will be available soon, but for now, I

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2010 Sprucewood Shores Meritage Hawk’s Flight Reserve

Dedicated to the Hawks migration across Southwestern Canada, this red blend is just as exciting! A sumptuous Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc will make your senses take flight. Deep garnet in color with aroma’s of ripe red berries, red licorice, and cedar. Across the palate, full bodied and bold but with a nice velvety texture. Flavors

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A Garden of Summer Rosés

When Summer is coming up “Rosés”, then we must take advantage and sip them in. So many varieties, flavors, and smells…how can we try them all in just 13 short summer weeks? Colors that go from a pink salmon to a deep cranberry hue. They just scream fun, flavor, and festivities! Just as a rose can be wild and briery,

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