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Jessica Stock
Jessica Stock • 2 years ago

Cannabis Wine Gaining Ground in California. ~ It seems that a select few California wineries are secretly producing wines laced with cannabis, according to The Drinks Business, and Cabernet Sauvignon seems to be the grape variety of choice for the blend.

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A well-made Cabernet Franc is without a doubt one of my favorite wines; although very few wineries produce a pure varietal wine from this little-know Bordeaux grape, and it’s usually overshadowed in blends by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Pure expressions of Cab Franc are fairly difficult to find, but I can’t encourage you enough to try and seek out a bottle for yourself and let me know your thoughts!

  • Rachel Rigoglioso

    do you have a suggestion for a pure cab franc? It's my favorite type but I haven't encountered any that weren't partially mixed

  • Kris Chislett

    I do really like the Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Franc (from the review). I also like Mont Gras (Chilean) and Lang & Reed (California). Decent Cab Franc does have a tendency to start getting expensive though!

Merlot: Less tannic than cabernet sauvignon, this red wine grape produces dark wines that are generally full-bodied, high in alcohol, and with notes of chocolate and plum. The most widely planted grape variety in Bordeaux, it can make wines that range from easy-drinkers to prized bottles worth aging. Food Pairing: Because of its diversity, there are a lot of options here — everything from grilled meats and blue cheeses to salmon and mushrooms.

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Chianti: This popular Italian red wine is produced in Tuscany, and the best come from the chianti classico region. Characterized as a dry red, the style of the wine varies depending on the grape blend and how it is aged. Food Pairing: Often described as having notes of cherries and spices, chianti classico is a good match with something like an herb-crusted pork loin.

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