Cabernet Franc

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Les Roches Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2016

Thierry Germain makes an unmistakable Loire cab franc in a beautiful biodynamic expression of the land. Les Roches is elegant with perfumes, fruit notes, earth components, and roasted bell pepper qualities and without complications from overpowering pyrazines. Grapes are 100% destemmed and so it is a softer wine with subtle smooth edges and well integrated acidity. It needs some time to open so either decant or be patient. I drank over three days and days two and three were best.

PS. I love the drawing on the label. Think and drink. Always.
— 3 days ago

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Nice description, I agree on the drawing 😉
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Thanks @Peter van den Besselaar ! The drawing is the background on my phone now 😀

Detert Family Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2008

Shay A

Last night in Park City. It’s been a wonderful week! Being able to eat every meal outside has been a welcome change from the 110degree TX heat.

A top shelf, Napa royalty, cab franc. My first Detert was a year and a half ago courtesy of
@Carl Fischer (another fellow CabFranc lover) and I’ve been impressed ever since. This balances the overripe/green noted fence well. The nose alone is the highlight. Smoke, sweet baking spice, licorice and leather. This is in a prime drinking window with smooth tannic integration and acidity to carry it through the finish. The finish has added some clove, herb (not green though) and blackberries as it has shed its baby fat. Will cruise for a few more years easily. Fantastic.
— 12 days ago

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Park City is amazing this time of year.
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Cab Franc lovers unite and consume..,.and repeat. Cheers @Shay A @Carl Fischer
Sharon B

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Love a good Cab Franc! Cheers!


Matthiasson Vineyard Cabernet Franc

What an amazing cab franc. Sooo good. Thank you very much Ned Creed! Would have never picked that it was from the states. So elegant, awesome finish. — a day ago

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Swish. So glad you have this in Oz. Probably the only bottle on your continent.

Domaine Brana

Axeria Irouleguy Cabernet Franc 2014

Lyle Fass

Brilliant. Young. No formal day 1 notes but day 2 a bit later. Keep it tuned here.

Day 2 notes - this wine has one of the more incredible piercing cores of fruit imaginable. Stunningly pure and refined nose of dark berry fruits and wet earthy. Lots of stones and wonderful herbs. The story is the palate which is packed and stuffed with precise red and black berry fruit. Concentrated and so piercing yet fresh and lively. Can’t imagine what 5 years in cellar would do.
— 3 days ago

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Three Rivers Winery

Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc Rosé 2017

No varietal info on label or website; it's just Columbia Valley Rose. Light pink with orange overtones, guava and pink grapefruit flavors dominate, with some strawberry. Tart, bone dry, minimal tannins. Good value, not terribly complex but tasty style. Good to sip, better with food — 3 days ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc 2005

Lyle Fass

More notes later. Stunning.

Day 2 notes - smokey gravel, so pure, black fruits, some herbs, palate is soft and gravelly with exquisite balance and purity. Very fresh and lovely ripe and elegant tannins. A beauty.
— 4 days ago

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Jarvis Winery

Estate Grown Cave Fermented Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2004

Dark purple in color with nice long legs in the glass. This wine is dead sexy. Notes of lilac and black plum. Layers of cooked fruit and leather. Med firm tannins. As the wine opens, the dustier it becomes. — 5 days ago

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Kimberly Anderson

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Loved it @Shay A ! The Union has a crazy cellar. Need to get you guys up to GB!
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@Kimberly Anderson : If we are ever up that way, we will most definitely visit! Need to get y’all to Dallas/Fort Worth 😎
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We love the big D @Shay A , and I have family there. Let’s set something up!

Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2002

Color : Red
Wine estate : Tenuta San Guido
Designation : Bolgheri
Name : Sassicaia
Country : Italy
Vivino : 5/5
Note : Opening of this Magnum 2002 that had not moved from its individual wooden case in special. Always so many emotions to take out such a wine and please the family. Perfect time to open it and we are on a silky red robe blood with shards garnet. The typical nose of Sassicaia with flavors of black fruits, pepper, copper and cigar. Once in the mouth, the aromas explode and the final is long, greedy, structured and elegant. Excellent.
Ouverture de ce Magnum 2002 qui n’avait pas bougé de sa caisse individuelle en bois. Toujours autant d’émotions à sortir un tel vin et faire plaisir la famille. Moment parfait pour l’ouvrir et nous sommes sur une robe soyeuse rouge sang avec des éclats grenats. Le nez typique du Sassicaia avec des saveurs de fruits noirs, poivre, cuivre et cigar. Une fois en bouche, les arômes explosent et le final est long, gourmand, structuré et élégant. Excellent.
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— 6 days ago

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Sounds delicious!


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Clos de l'Olive Chinon Cabernet Franc 1989

Very nice aged Chinon. Very aromatic fermented green pepper and green olive on the nose. Precise and pure without funk, with excellent acid and nice smooth integrated tannins. Definitely secondary / tertiary but not over the hill at all. Really enjoyable and a great selection by the somm at Manhatta. — 6 days ago

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@Pooneet Kant how was the food?
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@Ira Schwartz not as good as the view but good enough. As a Danny Meyer fan I enjoyed the experience over all.
Jason Gelman

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wow haven’t ever tried an aged chinon. adding it to the list!

Charbonnier Christian

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2005

Domaine Christian Charbonnier a Crouzilles / vintage 2005 from magnum / #chinon that aged wonderfull, typical #cabernetfranc harshness that has softened., a nose with flint expressiveness, milkchocolate. Smooth taste without tannins. Fine wine. True to type. #loirewine — 12 days ago

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