Franc Dusak

Domaine Bernard Baudry

La Croix Boissée Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

Stellar. A touch of that pretty Chinon violet flower and manure funk. St. Emilion-like concentration but this isn’t inky or extracted in the least. Luxurious, satin-like texture and tannins, with a subtly sweet finish. Feels a bit higher alcohol and less acid than some of the more classic Chinon vintages, but on the basis of the massive concentration and nascent complexity this will develop very well. Young but already approachable. — 10 days ago

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Jason Gelman

Jason Gelman

i have 2 of these - open now or wait a few years to pop the first one?
Josh Morgenthau

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@Jason Gelman I’d wait a few years. Delicious now but still very primary (I opened to assess how much I want to cellar, which will be at least a half a case)
Jason Gelman

Jason Gelman

ok great thank you

Domaine Arnaud Lambert

Brézé Clos Mazurique Monopole Saumur Cabernet Franc 2018

needed 60+ mins to open up. tart cranberry, sour cherry, definitely some bell pepper, good acid and mineral backbone. bell pepper finish, a little vegetal — 4 days ago

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Catherine et Pierre Breton

Les Perrières Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 1989

Fuego. Classic cab franc but supple waves of fruit and not a hint of oxidation — 3 days ago

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Corison

Helios Cabernet Franc Sunbasket Vineyard 2018

For those of you that like really nice Franc that is balanced, smooth and has finesse, this is for you! I absolutely loved this. The nose alone (florals and fruit) will captivate. Enjoyed over 3 days. — 24 days ago

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Pride Mountain Vineyards

Napa County Cabernet Franc 2011

Fragrant blackberries and currants explode from the glass even at 10 years old. A bit more muted on the palate but presents a nice balance of black and blue fruits, milk chocolate and a bit of bell pepper. Finish has some tannic grip but finishes on a savory note. Drink up if you have any left. Pride makes some of the best Cab Franc in Napa (though the CF is technically from the Sonoma side of the property). — 11 days ago

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Crocker & Starr

St. Helena Cabernet Franc 2018

Blackberry jam on the nose. Dark, full, dry, notable tannins and a long finish. Blackberries, blueberries. Recently rated the ‘17; this ‘18 is equally excellent! — 11 days ago

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Chester Gap Cellars

Virginia Cabernet Franc 2012

Chester Gap Cellars Cabernet Franc 2012. If you don’t know Virginia wine, this is a great one to start with! It’s medium-bodied, has a great nose & fruit profile and a beautiful spice finish thanks to the 8 year wait. Cheers🍷 — 6 days ago

Severn, Mike and 2 others liked this

Château de Coulaine

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2019

Vacation time with a gorgeous Chinon (Cab Franc) with an earthy nose of pepper, blackberry, eucalyptus ajd cedar. The palate possesses good acidity with boozy plum, green pepper and cola. — 7 days ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Granges Chinon Cabernet Franc 2019

Mushrooms, red hots, and cherry chapstick might not sound like a great combination… but I liked it! (Just like a Katy Perry song). — 2 days ago

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Couly-Dutheil

Clos de l'Echo Chinon Cabernet Franc 1997

Fun. In excellent shape

Bell pepper bomb

Lovely aromatics, mushrooms, coffee, chocolate, wet earth

Red cherry, black cherry, vegetal, earth on palate

Silky, low acid, lengthy finish

Contemplative and ethereal but easygoing at the same time. Love it
— 15 days ago

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