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Cabernet Franc should be served at room temperature. The fuller-bodied, more-structured styles, especially Bordeaux, will benefit from being poured into a decanter and allowed to breathe for up to one hour before serving.
Most Cabernet Franc is meant to be consumed within two to four years of vintage date. Blended examples from Bordeaux, however, will generally be best three to seven years from vintage.
American Cabernet Franc is meant to be consumed two to three years of vintage.
Store bottles in a cool, dark place. While it is now common for wine makers to use plastic corks or screw-tops lids which may be stored vertically or horizontally, those with the traditional corks should be laid on their sides to keep them moist.
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The information presented here is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires December 2017.