Cabernet Franc is still an emerging varietal in the
U.S., consumers can find wines with a lot of flavor
and great texture at reasonable prices. We sell a
couple of them [at Spago] and I find that they go
very well with the cuisine. They are full-bodied enough
for Cabernet Sauvignon lovers to appreciate yet offer
a simple, food-friendly style at a very good value."
Bonarccorsi, Wine Director of Wolfgang Puck's Spago
in Bordeaux as a blending varietal, Cabernet Franc
is beginning to blossom in the U.S. as a softer and
less tannic alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon able
to thrive in less-than-perfect growing conditions.
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