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Château Marsau

Côtes de Francs Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

Used the Durand, didn’t need it. I think this cork is made of Oak, the densest cork I’ve experienced.
K&L $15.00 bottle, too bad they only had 1. You would think this bottle is less than 5 years old, never thought I’d say that about a $15.00 Merlot, I need to French it up more often

The 14-hectare vineyard of Chateau Marsau is planted to 100% Merlot. The terroir is clay, with limestone and sandy soils. The vineyard is well situated in the appellation on a slope that is close to the peak of the plateau in the Cotes de Francs appellation with an elevation of close to 100 meters.

The vineyard is located just a bit northeast of the Francs village. The vines are on average 35 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a density ranging from 5,000-6,5000 vines per hectare. In 2020, Chateau Marsau was certified as being 100% organic in their farming.

To produce the wine, vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks. The wines are aged in an average of 30% new, French oak barrels for 12 months before bottling. In most vintages, the annual production is close to 4,500 cases. There is a second wine, Prelude de Marsau.

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Cardinal Point

Clay Hill Cabernet Franc 2014

One of the best Virginia cab francs I’ve had. — a month ago

Pellegrini Vineyards

Eastend Select BBQ Red Blend 2020

I had the pleasure of visiting Pelligrini in August of this year. I have admired their Cabernet Francs in the past and now I can add Petit Verdot to the list. This juicy mid weight red is a great every day wine. I also bought their Petit Verdot labelled wine which was a bit more but just spectacular. The quality of Long Island wine has increased dramatically over the years and this producer should definitely be added to your wine list…. — 2 months ago

Nicolas Thienpont

Chateau La Prade Côtes de Francs Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Easy drinking Bordeaux that went great with our French food, from Escargot and Duck Confit Tacos, to Chicken Dijonnaise and Scallops. It felt lighter and brighter with notes of plum and dark berries, tannins softened by acidity, slight earth with a chocolate finish. — 16 days ago

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Château de Francs

Les Cerisiers Côtes de Francs Red Bordeaux Blend 2007

Opened for 3 days and turned out to be fruitful and well rounded — 2 months ago

Château Thomas

Francs Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Somewhat dry. It starts out with a smooth fruity taste and then finishes with a nice peppery bite. — 3 months ago

Venge Vineyards

Sugarloaf Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2018

100% cab franc. 94+. Getting darker fruit than the b cellars version which also has a tad bit more oak. Glad they are both making cab francs from this vineyard. — 3 months ago

Hugh, Shay and 17 others liked this

Château Puy-Galland

Francs Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Nice balance with just a bit of bite. Paired well with Chicken Casablanca. Just enough spice to be interesting but not overpowering. Light yet full enough for food or by itself. Will get more. C13 $2? — a month ago

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Jonata Winery

El Alma de Jonata Ballard Canyon Cabernet Franc Blend 2005

Great time to drink this, not too tight nor losing anything on the palate. Fantastic nose 👃
Highest rated Jonata for 2005,
Parker 95 review as follows,
The 2005 El Alma de Jonata is a blend of 95% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the greatest Cabernet Francs to emerge from California, it boasts gorgeous notes of bay leaf interwoven with blueberries, black currants, licorice, flowers, and subtle smoke. A wine of exquisite precision, outstanding richness, astonishing elegance as well as finesse, this is a brilliant achievement that must be tasted to be believed. As the wine sits in the glass, a notion of lead pencil shavings (graphite) also emerges. Drink this beauty over the next decade.
— 17 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Not my description, that was Parkers. But I love this vintage. I’d buy a case if I could find it. You know I’m not edumacated enough to describe what I’m tasting. I just know what I like & don’t like.
Ellen Clifford

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Hey sometimes edumacation is more important than schoolbooks
Mike R

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Love this wine so much

Michelini Sammartino

Calcàreo Granito de Tupungato Cabernet Franc 2015

Red currant, black pepper, green chiles, graphite. Approaches Chinon on it's complexity, but more fruit and New World spice. Lengthy, smooth finish. I honestly have only had a handful of Cab Francs in my life, but this compares very favorably. — 3 months ago

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