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‘Every year we sell out’: Why this under-the-radar red wine is suddenly in vogue Photo of Jess Lander Jess Lander Feb. 6, 2023 Updated: Feb. 6, 2023 8:52 a.m.

At Captain Vineyards we grow Cabernet Franc It is one of our flag ship wines!! Read More About Cab Franc Traditionally treated as a supporting cast member to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc is poised for a breakout role in California.  Suddenly in vogue for its distinct aromas and ability to pair well with many foods, demand for this red grape variety from Bordeaux is so high that it’s more expensive than Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc in Napa County cost wineries an average of $9,300 per ton in 2021 — up from $4,200 in 2007 — compared to $8,000 a ton for Cabernet Sauvignon, according to the Department of Agriculture’s California Grape Crush Report.  Kashy Khaledi, proprietor of Napa’s trendy Ashes &...

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