Posts tagged: Cabernet Franc

The Other Cabernet You Really Should Care About!!!

The Other Cabernet You Really Should Care About!!! BY JIM GORDON Wine Enthusiast Magazine In 1997, plant geneticists proved definitively that the grape variety Cabernet Franc is one of the direct parents of Cabernet Sauvignon, conceived centuries ago during a fertile fling with Sauvignon Blanc in a French, or possibly Spanish, vineyard.  When researchers at the […]

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Blind Tasting Winner – Best Cab Franc in the world!

In a recent blind tasting of Cab Francs from around the world, the small Napa Valley winery Crocker Starr (Pam Starr, former Spottswoode winemaker) won the big prize! Our tasting group of 15 tasted the following French and California wines: Cos d’Estournel (100  Vinous) Le Macchiole Paleo Rosso (98 Vinous) Léoville Las-Cases (98 Vinous) Lynch […]

Napa’s BEST Cabernet Franc JUST arrived!

Trespass is a small 5 acre all estate property in northwestern St. Helena at the base of Spring Mountain. The wines are hand-crafted by Kirk Venge who has been making wine since he was a little child under the tutelage of his dad Nils Venge (the first 100 point winemaker in the US with his […]


Lieu-dit is a French term for a small geographical area bearing a traditional name. The name usually refers to some characteristic of the place, its former use, a past event, etc. In winemaking circles, a lieu-dit has come to mean the smallest piece of land which has a traditional vineyard name assigned to it and in typical […]

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20% OFF Amazing TWO Barrel Cab Franc Surprise!

This 2013 Crauford bottling might be the smallest Cabernet Franc production in the Napa Valley to date.  Sourced from their single estate vineyard in the Oak Knoll district of the Napa Valley. CrauforD 2013 “Estate” Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley Retail 88.00 – GGWC 69.99 Free Shipping on 6 or More! Use code SHIPFREE6 during checkout […]

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Napa’s Best Cabernet Franc!

The 2014 harvest marks the 38th vintage for the Robert Keenan Winery. It all started in 1974 when Robert Keenan purchased 180 acres in the Spring Mountain District at an elevation of 1700 feet. The winery is now in its second generation on leadership of Michael Keenan since 1998. He replanted the vineyards and it […]

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Under $50.00 Cab Franc that will WOW YOU both on the palate as well as your wallet!

  After graduating from college in Vermont, winemaker, owner and native New Englander Ian Brand found a job on the Alaskan Peninsula leading groups of tourists to see grizzly bears in the wild. He continued his adventures for five years, ski-bumming, surf-bumming, doing wildlife surveys in the canyons of Utah, and joining the Peace Corps […]

Multi-Dimensional 2 BARREL Cab Franc

Marilyn Crowley Crawford  was born and raised outside Falkirk, Scotland. She established CrauforD Wine Company in 1999 with intention to honor her seven centuries of Clan Crawfords and the love for Napa Valley. Together with her son Chris, they released their first vintages a year later in 2000. Now, seven years later, Marilyn has since retired and Chris continues to […]

MOST AMAZING 94+ Point, 5 Barrel Napa Cab Franc

Not sure where to start, but the shortest way is to say that both Matt Taylor (former winemaker at Araujo) and Francois Morisette were cut from a similar cloth – both loved the gipsy way of live and travel.  Both lived around the world and were exposed to … wine!  Matt has some “movie fame” […]


  Almost 15 years ago Scott Palazzo was asked by Thomas Keller, “Chef Extraordinaire” and owner of French Laundry and Per Se restaurants to craft a Cab Franc exclusively for him!  That resulted in amazing exposure for this small winery and the rest-as-they-say-is-history. Palazzo 2013 Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley  Retail 120.00 – GGWC 109.99 FREE […]

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