Château Franc Pipeau

Château Franc Pipeau

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Stewed fruit, leathery, heavy tannin and lots of structure. — 10 days ago

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Pinnacle Ridge

Lehigh Valley Cabernet Franc 2018

Who knew they made great wine in the Lehigh Valley? This is the top grape in the region according to the producer. Shockingly good. Ripe berries, delicious soil, and well balanced. Will be buying again. Thanks to Peggy @ Earth for hooking it up. A very nice first Pennsylvanian wine for me. — 5 days ago

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Charles Joguet

Les Petites Roches Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

I was charmed by this from the minute it was opened. Aromatically, this is powerful enough that it overwhelms the senses each time you raise the glass, but the details are all nuance and finesse. The palate is quite similar. Ripe cherry notes, but a beautiful weight makes this a joy to drink. Beautiful. — 12 days ago

S.R.Alexander, Chris and 50 others liked this


Clos de l'Echo Chinon Cabernet Franc 2016

Lyle Fass

After having a 97 I wanted to check out a promising young vintage. Stunning nose or cigar, ash, beautiful herbals, tree bark, grassy field, black currant, smells like 1940’s St. Estephe. Very foresty. Love it. Palate is fresh and energetic and so young. Really young. Needs 10+ years. At least. Big tannins. Good red and black cassis fruit but so young and unformed. It’s all there. — 13 days ago

Neil, Aravind and 4 others liked this

Château Marjosse

Cuvée Ortolan Cabernet Franc 2018

2018 vintage. Cuvée Ortolan, 100% Cabernet Franc aka Bouchet. If anyone should know about the heights perfectly ripe Cabernet Franc can achieve, it would be Pierre Lurton,also the manager of Cheval Blanc where Cabernet Franc is the most planted grape variety (52%). This minuscule production (5297 bottles) of pure Cabernet Franc at his own estate Château Marjosse is a sheer delight. Very attractive nose with raspberry, flowers, a hint of fresh rosemary and a subtle dash of pepper. In the mouth it is all about finesse with a Burgundian-like velvety texture, with layers of predominantly red fruits, fresh acidity, refined tannin and a long finish with retronasal fruit and a delicate spiciness. The 14% abv. alcohol goes unnoticed. Beware: this is very hard to resist, be prepared to finish a whole bottle by yourself. Very impressive. — 3 days ago

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Andrew Will

Two Blondes Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2017

Thursday night and I have opened the 2017 Andrew Will Two Blondes Vineyard Cabernet Franc. It is a beautiful bottle of wine to start the weekend off right. Then again i do have an affinity for Cabernet Franc and Andrew Will wines.

On the nose there is good fruit of strawberry, cherry, raspberry, red plum, roasted red pepper, bell pepper, violet and crushed gravel.

On the palate there is raspberry, strawberry, red plum, green bell pepper, red currant, new oak and forrest floor

This wine is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + fine tannins that move seamlessly into a long fresh red fruit finish. This is just another reason why I have come to enjoy the Andrew Will wines. This weekend is already starting out right. Have a great weekend and please stay healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 15 days ago

Deborah, Shay and 24 others liked this

Clos de la Cerisaie

Anjou Rouge Cabernet Franc 2018

The nose makes you think this will be on the rustic side. The palate is quite approachable and easy right away. More structure (tannin) than expected at the entry level, but this definitely has the texture to balance the generous fruit. Very good. — 10 days ago

Brian, Adam and 26 others liked this

King Family Vineyards

Small Batch Series King Family Cabernet Franc 2018

This is a very nice Cabernet Franc from Virginia. Fruit forward with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Showing red and blue fruits with wood, spices, earth, light vegetables, tobacco leaf, spices, cocoa and coffee.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Very enjoyable by itself or with food. Tangy and easy drinking.

I had it a few months ago, and this time I gave it a light chill and had it by the pool.

Only 12.4% alcohol by volume, which is really nice to see.

90 points.

— 3 days ago

Ira, Douglas and 19 others liked this

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

Brilliant magenta. Maybe the most delicious young Chinon (or cab franc for that matter) I’ve ever tasted. Pure varietal character with no compromises— all the freshness, lightness and peppery bite one wants— yet with perfect ripeness. And by that I mean this hovers on that magical edge where the grapes must have been picked at the ideal moment, down to the minute, to produce something not just giving but with all sorts of push and pull. Flirtatious, seductive.
The fruit and flowers are achingly fresh: black raspberries, red and black currants, elderberry, violets, roses, fresh herbs, and an ever so slight cocoa sweetness. Spot on acid and the tannins are handled so deftly that you hardly notice.
I can’t get enough of this. Masterful wine, drinking beautifully but should only get better.
— 13 days ago

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Francis le cave

Francis le cave

@Josh Morgenthau Baudry is the producer that dominates the bottle count in my cellar. Grézeaux ages beatifully. Recently, I oppened an 2005, and it was stunning. A few times, I participated in blind tastings with top Loire CF , including Rougeard, Guiberteau, Joguet and Alliet, and Baudry always finished in the top 3. Amazing QPR!
Josh Morgenthau

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@Francis le cave I’m with you there! The Baudrys probably outnumber all of red burgundy in my cellar. Actually, the producer holds a special significance for me; one of my fondest memories is visiting the domaine and tasting the 2005s with Mathieu on the trip that I credit with sparking my love of wine about 13 years ago. I returned to the states with an extra suitcase of Chinon!

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Terres Chaudes Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2018

Yes please can I hold hands with this wine while discussing things like the conundrum that is reconciling quantum and mechanical physics? — 4 days ago

Severn, Paulo and 15 others liked this