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

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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

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.

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.

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

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