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Forbes Creek Vintage Selection Cabernet Franc 2021


From the sun-soaked vineyards of Lodi, California, comes this fruit-forward Cabernet Franc, sustainably made in line with Lodi Rules, the trail-blazing regional initiatives. Smooth with generous raspberry fruit depth and a gentle herbaceous edge.

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Tasting notes

Smooth tannins, ripe black and red fruits, bell pepper hints, spice


Black berry, plum, raspberry, dried strawberry, red pepper

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Forbes Creek Vintage Selection Cabernet Franc 2021

More information

  • 14.0% ABV
  • 10.5 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2025
  • Vegan

100 miles inland from San Francisco Bay sits Lodi wine country, enjoying hot, sunny days in the middle of California’s central valley. It’s somewhat of a treasure trove for old vines and forgotten varieties. Take Forbes Creek, made from Cabernet Franc, a grape better known in France as the blending companion of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in Bordeaux. But sourced from 35–45-year-old vines in sun-soaked Lodi, it’s a star on its own, producing bold, fruit-forward reds. Forbes Creek expresses smooth blackberry and black cherry aromas with classic nuances of roasted red pepper and herbaceous notes, with light oak spice from time in barrel. A great food wine to pair with tomato and mozzarella pasta bake or grilled stuffed peppers.

"Lodi is full of hidden gems. This is a great example of a warm climate Cab Franc and a fab food wine" Kristina Spencer
Wine expert
Map showing Lodi
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