Loire Cabernet Franc

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. — 4 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

Château de Chaintres

Blanc de Noirs Cabernet Franc

NV | Cremant de Loire from Cabernet Franc. Lovely texture, enjoyable for many. Blanc de Noirs. — 6 days ago

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Domaine Arnaud Lambert

Saint Cyren Bourg Terres Rouges Saumur-Champigny 2019

Vinifié en cuves de béton, ce vin fait chanter le terroir ligérien. C’est bon, franc et gourmand. Le vigneron conseille de l’accompagner d’une souris d’agneau aux lentilles et poivrons confits ou d’une tartine de jambon cru à la moutarde de moût de raisin ou encore d’un plateau de fromages. La preuve que ce genre de vin est si polyvalent. Et si facile à boire. BIO — 10 days ago

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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. — 16 hours ago

Vanessa, Serge and 2 others liked this

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Granges Chinon Cabernet Franc 2019

one of my all time favorites, this time i tried to pair it with pizza and penne vodka and it turns out that was the completely wrong pairing! didn’t quite click but that’s ok, lesson learned. — 9 days ago

Ira, Pooneet and 2 others liked this

Bertrand Galbrun

Chatrois Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2018

Super greedy wine, nature, fresh... the primary notes are to be honoured respecting the franc cabernet in a concentrated black fruit version, deliciously crispy floral notes, and herbaceous tip. Glou-glou

Super vin gourmand, nature, frais... les notes primaires sont à l’honneur respectant le cabernet franc dans une version plutôt fruits noirs délicieusement croquants notes florales et pointe herbacée. Glou-glou
— 19 days ago

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Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Clos de L'Échelier Dampierre Sur Loire Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2015

Rich, elegant and loads of dark fruits. Wonderful nose with coffee, forest floor and cassis. Layers of flavor. Nice long finish. Really enjoying this wine! — 20 hours ago

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
— 9 days ago

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Château Yvonne

La Folie Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2019

Ce cabernet franc bio de Mathieu Vallée est comme un beau gros bébé rieur aux joues rondes, dodues et colorées de bonheur. C’est qu’il est d’un naturel si poignant que l’on ne peut qu’être désarmé devant tant de franchise. Un rouge fourni, bien mûr, encore une fois parfaitement maîtrisé, débordant de vie. (10+) — 10 days ago

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Antoine Sanzay

Les Poyeux Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc

Nice fresh and elegant Cab Franc, good texture, approachable tannins but with some grip still, a tad of green peppers but not too much 89-90

Beau cab franc, frais, belle finesse, touche de poivron vert mais sans déranger, belle texture enveloppant, sera très bon dans quelques années. 89-90
— 17 hours ago