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March's Featured Varietal - Cabernet Franc

Friday, March 1, 2013 - Sunday, March 31, 2013



Each month, Livermore Valley Wine Country highlights a varietal in our region.

VISIT, LEARN, TASTE and PAIR from one of our 40+ wineries!

February's Featured Varietal:
Cabernet Franc

Cab | AIR | nay     Frahnk

Visit:
AuburnJames
Bent Creek Winery
Bodegas Aguirre Winery
Crooked Vine Winery
Cuda Ridge Wines
Darcie Kent Vineyards
el Sol Winery
Elliston Vineyards
Fenestra Winery
Garré Vineyard & Winery
John Evan Cellars
Little Valley Winery
Longevity Wines
Occasio Winery
Page Mill Winery
Rios-Lovell Estate Winery
Rodrigue Molyneaux
The Steven Kent Winery
Thomas Coyne Winery
Wente Estate Vineyards
Westover Vineyards
White Crane Winery
Wood Family Vineyards

Learn:
Primarily grown for blending with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to create Bordeaux-style wines, Cabernet Franc can also be crafted alone to make a pale red wine.

Taste:
Cabernet Franc's herbaceous, fruit-forward and adaptable body make it an easy blend with Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot.  This varietal tends to have notes of raspberries, black currants, violets and graphite.

Pair:
Try Cabernet Franc with a classic beef stew, aged Gouda and rosemary-rubbed pork tenderloin.

To learn more, visit LVwine.org or discovercaliforniawines.com © Wine Institute