Cabernet franc has struggled to gain an audience, whether it emanates from France or the West Coast. Maybe the solution is … Patagonia. The 2009 Desierto 25 /5 La Pampa Cabernet Franc ($16) is a real beauty at a friendly price, with firm dark red fruit and a delightful amalgam of herbs and spices. The finish is hearty, minerally and mighty tasty. Try it with chicken with most any seasoning or sauce and pizza or anything else using olives. Available at North Loop, Zipp’s, St. Anthony muni, Liberty Village and the MGMs in Minneapolis and Hopkins.