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bsevern wrote:I was watching a Gary V video on Cab Franc and he absolutely loved the French ones that were super green and funky on the nose, and green in the mouth!
What do you guys look for in a "good" Cab Franc?
I've been stashing a few French and American Cab Francs for "research purposes"
Gary can keep the green and funky Frech Cab Francs too himself. Not in my wheelhouse at the moment, and probably is last on my list of red varietals since I encounter misses more than hits. Although, things change, so I'll probably be eating these words in a year or two.
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In Virginia this is the varietal I most consistently buy when visiting wineries (Viogner on the white side).
Green/funk/vegatable is not what I think of.
Generally a nice fruit in front and middle with some pepperiness on the finish.
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I'm a big fan of Loire cab franc, and those made in that style. Fresh, red fruit with a touch of green. With a slight chill, an affordable bourgueil is a ton of fun.
There is a ton grown here in NY, and there are some real winners (for franc, I really enjoy Shinn, Paumanok, Roanoke, Macari).
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