Frankie, my dear, I don’t give a damn

I saw this on one of the blogs I follow and found it both interesting and funny. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Frankly Wines

Inspired by a comment from Mr Richie Magnier of The Motley Cru, here are 10 wines / grapes / regions / producers with some connection – however tenuous – to the name FRANKIE!  If this seems somewhat vain, well maybe it is, but hopefully also a bit of fun…

1. Cabernet Franc (Loire & Bordeaux)

Cabernet-franc From Viala & Vermorel – Ampélographie

So we kick off with one of the classiest Francs around, a stalwart black grape of Loire and Bordeaux that’s also becoming quite trendy in Argentina.

In Bordeaux it’s a useful blending component on both Left and Right banks, especially as it ripens before its offspring Cabernet Sauvignon.  In fact, in Bourg, Saint-Emilion and Pomerol it’s not usual for “Cabernets” plural to indicate a mix of the two without giving their relative proportions.

In the Loire Cab Franc is important in Saumur, Chinon, Anjou and Bourgueil.  It’s often a…

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4 Responses to Frankie, my dear, I don’t give a damn

  1. Parvathi Vijay says:

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  2. Jeff says:

    Love that Cab Franc. Your recent post reminded me to post a review of one of my favorite red blends – which contains Cabernet Franc. The wine is from Justin Winery in Paso Robles, CA and is their flagship wine called Isosceles. Isosceles 2013 is a classic blend of cabernet sauvignon (75%), cabernet franc (16%) and merlot (9%) and has an alcohol content of 16%. This wine deserves being served from a decanter or minimally with an aerator and given 30-45 minutes to open up. You are greeted with a deep red color typical of a good CS. For a strong, robust red, Isosceles is exceptionally smooth with well managed tannins. It tastes of currants and dark cherries but is balanced by subtle notes of toasted oak and vanilla. It is ready for drinking now but will get even better after a few more years. I recommend serving it with almost any red meat or enjoy it with a sharp or smoked cheese – I love it with aged gouda or manchego.

    Paso Robles has really come into its own with French blends and Justin was recently named the “winery of the year” by Wine Enthusiast with Isosceles largely the reason why. The wine is not inexpensive, retailing for $72/$54 for wine club members so be careful who you serve it to 🙂

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