Château Franc Patarabet

M. Bonnamy

Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé

It is Saturday night and I have opened the Maurice Bonnamy Crémant de Loire Rosé Brut. A blend of 100% Cabernet Franc grapes from south of Saumur.

On the nose there I find strawberry, raspberry, tart cherry, minerality and some yeasty qualities.

On the palate there are notes of strawberry, raspberry, tart cherry, bell pepper, yeast and food minerals.

This sparkling wine has a beautiful salmon pink color with a constant fine bead that is medium bodied with high acidity and a long fresh, crisp, clean finish. Continued good health and stay safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 10 days ago

Jason, Aaron and 15 others liked this

King Family Vineyards

Cabernet Franc 2018

This is a nice and light Cabernet Franc from Virginia. Showing red and blue fruits with earth, honeysuckle, chocolates, oak, vegetables and spices.

Light ruby in color with medium intensity.

Very pretty nose, sweet and flowery.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Good right out of the bottle., light and airy. Would be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.

A good food wine that I paired with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses olive crackers.

12% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$28.
— 17 days ago

Severn, Mike and 17 others liked this
Ron from VA

Ron from VA

Nice King write ups! Did you work with Matt to get on their list?
Clayton R Strong

Clayton R Strong

Can I ask where you bought this!?
Ron from VA

Ron from VA

@Clayton R Strong since Odedi is answering our questions, I can help you. Approx’ly what are you near (part of US)? ICYMI, odedi is given all of these samples...he does not buy them ;)

Charles Joguet

Cuvée Terroir Chinon Cabernet Franc 2017

Ripe red fruit nose of raspberry, cranberry, and tart cherry with classic cab frank green bell pepper notes. Grippy tart red fruit on the palate with cinnamon and cedar. Medium alcohol, medium tannins, and high acid, with the bell pepper lingering in the finish. Tart and rustic, bring on the croque monsieur. — 2 hours ago

Susan Cahoon
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Ryme Cellars

Alegria Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2018

Deep blue and black fruits, and mocha spice define this full-bodied and concentrated wine. Dried fruit and Asian spice character with some full body, round and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. This is an age worthy wine with many years in front of it. — 4 hours ago

Severn, Eric and 7 others liked this
Eric S

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Nice. Never heard of it.

Couly-Dutheil

Clos de l'Olive Chinon Cabernet Franc 1997

Lyle Fass
9.4

Classic Chinon nose. Wet leaves, earth, herbaciousness, leather, feral, hay, olives as the name implies, cassis, mint and tree bark. So complex. Aged. Classic classic stuff. Palate is silky and sweet with incredible freshness and acidity. Elegant and tart with a red currant like sweetness. A barely type of red fruited sweetness. Very elegant and refined Olive. Juicy and bright. Tastes younger than its age. Wonderful. — 16 days ago

Severn, Andrew and 12 others liked this

Detert Family Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2011

Really delicious. Lots of nice herbal tones over loads of beautiful fruit. Just a hint of old world funk. Silky on the palate. Lovely. — 13 days ago

Ryan, Robert and 31 others liked this
Shay A

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Great pull @Eric LaMasters .

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Clos de L'Échelier Dampierre Sur Loire Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2017

Lyle Fass
9.4

Super aromas. Mesmerizing. Herbal, cassis, light cherry, mineral and so so lifting. Super complex and so transparent. Sweet fruit on the palate, so nimble, elegant and mineral. This just floats and has a Burgundian sensibility. So balanced and wowza pure. Ripe and super elegant tannins. Superb. Has more to say. — 7 days ago

Severn, Dick and 11 others liked this

Domaine du Bel Air

Jour de Soif Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2019

Crunchy red berries and black cherries, roses on their stems, herbs, black pepper. Very easy to drink. — 2 days ago

Mike, Adriana and 2 others liked this

Domaine Les Pins

Cuvée les Rochettes Pitault Landry Bourgueil Cabernet Franc

Ripe blackberries, raspberries, and plums, cinnamon, flowers on their stems, and herbs. — 7 days ago

Paul, Mike and 1 other liked this

Pulenta Estate

XI Gran Cabernet Franc 2017

Delectable Wine
9.3

This Cabernet Franc, made with grapes from Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, is one of the best that Argentina has to offer. Aged for 18 months in French barrels, half of them new, it is garnet in hue. The nose delivers intense aromas with inviting, well-defined notes of roasted red pepper, black currant, sour cherry and pepper. The wood comes out in the mouth, where it brings softness, volume, muscle and outline. This is pure but elegantly packaged power with a sustained, flavorful finish. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, October 2020) — 7 days ago

Sharon liked this