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Cabernet Franc is a lighter and more food-friendly
relative of Cabernet Sauvignon; it
thrives in California’s Sierra Foothills.
What You Need To Know
The Gold Rush towns of California’s
Sierra Foothills have become some of the state’s most exciting
emerging wine regions. While they have long produced mostly
rustic reds destined for local consumption, they’ve also become
home to a groundswell of boutique vintners—such as Madroña
Vineyards—focused on ambitious wines. Owners Paul and Maggie
Bush have planted 27 different grape varieties on their small
estate, which lies at an elevation of about 3,000 feet. The warm
days and chilly nights are perfect for Cabernet Franc, one of their
star varieties. Paul made just 12 barrels of this wine in 2010.
There’s a hint of rose petal
in the black cherry and
Savory, complex layers
of red cherries, tobacco
Cellar temperature—the bottle should be
cool to the touch.
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