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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet FrancCabernet Franc is a red wine grape that is often used in Bordeaux blends to add acidity and aroma. Cabernet Franc is usually used as a minor (10%-15%) component in a blend with other varieties.  The only notable exception is at Chateau Cheval Blanc in Saint Emilion Genetic research indicates that it is the parent of Cabernet Sauvignon.  It makes wines that are lighter and fruitier than Cabernet Sauvignon.