Anjou, Anjou Saumur

Agnès et René Mosse

Les Bonnes Blanches Anjou Chenin Blanc 2015

Vintage 2015 / Paired with a salmon tartare with Puy lentils / beautiful smell that gives more and more while nosing and tasting. Mandarins, ananas and minerals in smell. Flint. A vague impression of honey, always characteristic for chenin blanc. Juicy taste. Very quaffable. Also good with my fish (Limande) ánd French cheese (Cantal). Makes happy. — 3 days ago

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Sarah O'Kelley

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Château Yvonne

Saumur Chenin Blanc 2016

Lyle Fass
9.4

Lovely pure nose, almonds, smells the acid, pear, ripe but also hugely mineral, juicy, high acid and refined. Salty and very complex finish. Huge huge acid. — 5 days ago

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Château de Brézé

Clos David Saumur Blanc Chenin Blanc

Quince ,musky, honey , racy acidity, minerality , surprising medium bodied nice viscosity — 3 days ago

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Douglas Braun

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2014 vintage

Domaine Filliatreau

Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2016

Ted
9.3

Love this wine. Ripe plums waiting on the front side. Filet for dinner and this on a beautiful Saturday in Detroit. — 10 days ago

Dawn, David and 8 others liked this

Domaine Bobinet

Hanami Cabernet Franc 2018

A very good show of skill when you think about the difficulty of managing extraction from a challenging variety. Cab Franc is a divisive grape but it’s so good when handled well. This has the Cab Franc personality without any of the baggage - no green astringency but instead it’s luscious with berries and minerals and perfumed vegetal notes. — 17 hours ago

Carla, Hermes and 11 others liked this
Jason Brater

Jason Brater

Great description of cab franc — when done well it is just spot on!
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

Thanks @Jason Brater ! See if you can find this one - excellent

Domaine des Baumard

Clos du Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc 2015

In 1953, Jean Baumard acquired vineyard in Quarts de Chaume, in 1968, purchased substantial acreage in Savennieres. Today Jean’s son, Florent, manages the winery. Aromas of green fruits, floral and flinty notes. On the palate green apple, pear, melon and slight nutty flavors, well balanced with acidity. Medium+ length ending, no fluttering with fresh juicy mineral, just like the butterfly on the label! Will age well if you can resist opening. — 8 days ago

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Anne Claude Leflaive

Clau De Nell Cuvée Violette Anjou Cabernet Franc Blend 2015

I've never had anything like this from the Loire Valley. With the 2015 being majority Cabernet Sauvignon, it adds a complexity to the wine. Amazing wine! It reminds me of a Bordeaux with some age on it! Must try! — 4 days ago

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Domaine Bobinet

Du Rififi a Beaulieu Chenin Blanc

Not like the beer capped Pet Nats - not necessarily better, but different. Traditional. It’s rich and austere and elegant and has more in common with grower’s champagne. The aromas are bold with autolyse and white flowers with flavors of baked apples and bitter almonds. — 11 days ago

Sharon, Alex and 12 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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Put this on my wishlist, thx!
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

Enjoy @Peter van den Besselaar ! For those on the fence with pet nat

Domaine Guiberteau

Saumur Cabernet Franc 2017

There was a debate on poop vs horse blanket around the table. Luckily I’m OK with a bit of brett 😍 — 2 days ago

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Jonathan Wall

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Brett is underrated

Domaine Filliatreau

La Grande Vignolle Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2018

Ted
9.2

Went well with teriyaki chicken. Would be great with just about anything. Mouthwatering and delicious. — 8 days ago

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Dom Malerba

Dom Malerba

Very nice Ted!