Though often left in the shadows of its more popular relative Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc is just as noteworthy as its big, bad offspring. In fact, Cabernet Sauvignon wouldn’t even exist without this powerful little dark-skinned grape! Responsible for some of the most renowned reds of the Loire Valley, as well as a key player in Bordeaux blends from both banks, Cabernet Franc is certainly not a grape to let pass you by. Check out the illustrated guide to this gutsy grape variety below to learn more!

And illustrated Guide to Cab Franc