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 Name recognition of some of the most popular regional grapes goes without saying, a good cabernet sauvignon, merlot or cabernet franc are welcome at any dinner party. Alissa Fitzgerald, Forbes, 5 May 2022 This red blend is malbec, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 Mencía resembles cabernet franc in texture and flavor, so fans of red wines from the Loire Valley and Virginia should enjoy this. Washington Post, 27 Aug. 2021 Vino Tintoque’s current portfolio includes wines made with petite sirah, cabernet sauvignon, carménère, cabernet franc, merlot, marsanne, roussanne and viognier. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 15 Feb. 2022 This Bourgueil, made of cabernet franc, demonstrates how good a relatively simple wine can be when produced conscientiously. New York Times, 13 Jan. 2022 This blend is also based on merlot, with some cabernet sauvignon and a soupçon of cabernet franc. Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2021 More than the other lakes, the shores of Seneca, Cayuga, and Keuka are lined with world-class wineries that produce prized vintages for which the region is rightly famous: dry riesling, unoaked chardonnay, and cabernet franc. Kelsy Chauvin, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Aug. 2021 The five traditional bordeaux red grapes — cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot and malbec — complement one another in flavor, tannin and acidity. Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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19 May 2022

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“Cabernet franc.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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