What can I tell you about Cab Franc? It’s the best and leave it at that.
No, I couldn’t do that now could I?
If you’ve ever been to a winery, to me, Cab Frac is what you smell in the air, even if they don’t grow it. You pop that cork, decant for a half hour and you get that earthiness ( sometimes called crushed gravel), strawberry, raspberry, peppers both bell and chili … I have had some that taste like a mild salsa.
And who doesn’t love salsa?
Cab Franc is grown in a variety of regions and climates: Bordeaux, Tuscany, Egar in Hungary, among many.
In the US, look for North Coast or Sierra Foothills in California, Columbia Valley in Washington or, my home region and the birthplace of viticulture in the US, New York State – Finger Lakes, Long Island, or the great Hudson Valley!