Touraine, Loire Valley

Domaine Sauvète

Antea Touraine Chenonceaux Cabernet Franc Côt 2017

Vintage 2017 | AOC Touraine Chenonceaux | 20% Cabernet Franc 80% Cot | Cuvée Antéa | refined cherries in smell, an impression of roses, taste with character - off course, it is Cot! - and power, more a dinnerwine than to drink on its one. That being said, the wine has the swallow reflex. It drinks surprisingly fast. Paired with Anjou pigeon and turnip greens stew. — 2 days ago

Ivor, Ericsson and 10 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. — 3 days ago

Vanessa, Serge and 5 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. — 11 days ago

Ira, Pooneet and 2 others liked this

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. — 6 days ago

Tom, Andrew and 34 others liked this
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

François Pinon

La Goutte d'Or Vouvray 1990

first and foremost was NOT expecting the orange color ~ have had numerous aged botrytis bottles ranging from golden to brown but the orange really threw me

apricot, quince, orange marmalade, grilled orange & pineapple, honey, caramelized brown sugar ~ plenty of sweet severed with acidity

though went well with diver scallops & risotto the most incredible pairing was with Stilton on Égalité mini toasts ~ and not just for flavor ~ but texturally transcendental
— 15 days ago

Jake, Anthony and 10 others liked this

Le Rocher des Violettes (Xavier Weisskopf)

Touche-Mitaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2014

Held up well despite some age and probable heat exposure along the way. Honeyed and pleasantly oxidative with bright acidity shining through — 9 days ago

Peter, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Domaine de la Taille aux Loups

Triple Zero Montlouis Petillant Chenin Blanc

Green fruit esthers, quince, pear, chalky minerals, on the nose. Lots of pretty green and yellow fruit on the open knit palate, with pleasant bit of contrasting bitterness and sweetness on the finish, and enough acid to carry the bubbles. This is great, planning to hold a few bottles for 5-10 years.
Incidentally, handily beat the Lassaigne side by side, at a third the price.
— 6 days ago

Ericsson, Ted and 19 others liked this

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
— 11 days ago

Mike, David and 2 others liked this

Catherine et Pierre Breton

Le Dilettante Vouvray

Lovely vouvray With all of the aromas and flavors you expect from rich chenin but bone dry 🤩 — a day ago

Sharon, Severn and 7 others liked this

Joost de Villebois

Touraine Vieilles Vignes Sauvignon Blanc

Clean, crisp and refreshing. Floral notes with a taste of asparagus, lemon and grass. Enjoyable. Great price point at Costco for just $12. Will grab some more for the long hot Texas summer. — 5 days ago