Cabernet Franc is a black-skinned wine grape variety known for its delicate and aromatic nature, particularly in its youth. It is commonly compared to Cabernet Sauvignon, which it is a parent of. It is known for its pronounced green, vegetal note that can range from leafy and garrigue to green bell pepper. It is often grown as an "insurance" grape, able to produce good yields if managed correctly. It is commonly found in regions such as Bordeaux, the Loire Valley and Canada, and is also grown in many other countries including Brazil, Italy, and the United States. As a varietal wine or when blended with other varieties, it adds herbaceous accents of tobacco and dark spice as well as a smoother and rounder mouthfeel.