Welcome to winemag.com! By using our website and/or subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to our use of cookies and the terms of our Privacy Policy Welcome to winemag.com! By using our website and/or subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to our use of cookies and the terms of our Privacy Policy Welcome to winemag.com! By using our website and/or subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to our use of cookies and the terms of our Privacy Policy We’ve received your email address, and soon you will start getting exclusive offers and news from Wine Enthusiast. Welcome to winemag.com! By using our website you agree to our use of cookies and the terms of our Privacy Policy In 1997, plant geneticists proved definitively that the grape variety Cabernet Franc is one of the direct parents of Cabernet Sauvignon, conceived centuries ago during a fertile fling with Sauvignon Blanc in a French, or possibly Spanish, vineyard. When researchers at the University of California, Davis, announced that genetic testing had confirmed the parentage it was an exciting, but not exactly bolt-out-of-the-blue moment. That’s because of the overlapping, and sometimes confusing, names. France is th...