cabernet franc

noun, often capitalized C&F
cab·​er·​net franc | \ ˌka-bər-ˈnā-ˈfräŋk How to pronounce cabernet franc (audio) , -ˈfräⁿ \

Definition of cabernet franc

: a dry red wine often used in blends (as with merlot or cabernet sauvignon)

Examples of cabernet franc in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s made entirely from cabernet franc, which is unusual for Sonoma County, where pinot noir reigns in rosé. Washington Post, "Food-friendly wines to pair with your Thanksgiving dishes," 20 Nov. 2020 This delicious red is 90 percent cabernet franc, with more or less equal smidgens of syrah plus the white grapes petit manseng and riesling. Washington Post, "Wines from classic to creative for any Thanksgiving celebration," 13 Nov. 2020 Petite sirah and cabernet franc also perform well in Colorado. Washington Post, "Good wine is now being made in most parts of the country. Here’s how to find it.," 6 Nov. 2020 This plush cabernet franc-syrah blend from high altitude organic vineyards is sensual, powerful, and polished, with hints of cocoa and warm fruit. Elin Mccoy,, "Lebanon Needs You to Buy Its Wines. And, Yes, They’re Really Good," 24 Sep. 2020 Plenty of other reds would work, whether a cru Beaujolais, nebbiolo with some age, cabernet franc from the Loire or a Rioja. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "Roast Chicken and Plums Make the Sweetest Sheet-Pan Meal," 4 Sep. 2020 Brand ambassador Jose Cruz will be hosting a virtual tasting of Griffin Creek’s cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, malbec and tempranillo on Zoom. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "6 Oregon wine events to celebrate September," 29 Aug. 2020 Fans of Virginia’s cabernet franc wines should taste this beauty from France’s Loire Valley. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "This $10 Argentine red is ready to mingle with steak or burgers," 14 Aug. 2020 The third is a textbook cabernet franc from France’s Loire Valley. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "This $10 Argentine red is ready to mingle with steak or burgers," 14 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of cabernet franc

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cabernet franc

French, literally, pure cabernet

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The first known use of cabernet franc was in 1886

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31 Jan 2021

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