Parent of powerhouse red variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc creates herbaceous, savory reds, bright ros\u00e9s and, increasingly, layered white wines. That\u2019s right: An adventurous set of American winemakers has begun to embrace the grape in a new light and produce tradition-defying, still white offerings.\u00a0Without any skin contact during the winemaking process, white Cabernet Franc doesn\u2019t exude the same berry notes one might expect from the grape. The variety\u2019s telltale pepperiness and lively acidity carry through, however, and resulting wines fall anywhere from zippy, like Sauvignon Blanc, to ripe or complex and smoky, like a Gr\u00fcner Veltliner. Ahead, find four selections that showcase this unique expression.\r\nJackalope Wine Cellars White | Portland, OR\r\nIn 2014, Corey Schuster, Jackalope\u2019s owner/winemaker, made his first white Cab Franc by accident. Intended to be a ros\u00e9, the wine had lost all color come bottling time. The result was surprisingly popular, and he\u2019s made it every year since. \u201cNot a lot of people have a frame of reference for it, so it gets people out of their box,\u201d says Schuster.\r\nHalcyon Wines Blanc Of Cabernet Franc | Contra Costa County, CA\r\nHusband-and-wife team Tyler and Kim Elwell focus exclusively on California Cabernet Franc. This wine was born out of a desire to add a white to their portfolio. \u201cWhen you restrict yourself to one grape, you have to get creative,\u201d says Tyler, who presses whole-cluster and limits color extraction to produce this bright bottling.\r\n\r\n\r\nLeah J\u00f8rgensen Cellars Blanc De Cabernet Franc | Newberg, OR\r\nSouthern Oregon winemaker Leah Jorgensen Jean is credited as the first in America to make still white wine from Cabernet Franc. \u201cYou wouldn\u2019t make a white wine arbitrarily from just any red grape. Cab Franc has the needed acidity, like Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier in Champagne,\u201d says Jorgensen, who advocates for the ageability of white Cabernet Franc. \u201cI call it the ultimate Cinderella grape.\u201d\r\nSavage Grace Wines Blanc Franc | Woodinville, WA\r\nAlthough the Yakima Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) is planted largely to Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Savage Grace Owner/Winemaker Michael Savage kicked off his first vintage with a Cabernet Franc. He\u2019s since begun to make a Blanc Franc by pressing whole clusters and aging the wine in stainless-steel tanks.