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Cabernet Franc - Clone FPS 03
Description: Cabernet franc FPS 03 came from Conegliano, Italy, known there as Cabernet franc ISV1. A Rauscedo selection has been registered as Cabernet franc FPS 09 (VCR10). The generic French clones available at FPS are Cabernet franc FPS 04 (French 332), etcetera. These came later and are part of the modern vineyard installation.
Reviewed By Leo Winemaker
This clone is sensitive to location. In the case of Napa Valley it performs like a gem just south of Stag's Leap District Line from the Silverado Trail to Highway 25. Probably not along the Napa River. Yet, it performs average to very poorly in warmer locals and terroir of Napa Valley - terribly in the eastern hills. It could work as far south as American Canyon.