Loire Valley, France

Domaine Vacheron

Le Rosé 2017

Starting with the pretty salmon- orange robe, this is showing its few years spent resting in the cellar nicely. A floral, high tone perfume of orange peel, rose and peony waft from the glass. Palate continues with fruity and savory notes along with superb minerals that create a great, satisfying arc. There’s a complexity and depth of flavor all the way through the long finish that shows just how beautifully Sancerre rosé can age. — 3 days ago

Brian, Ted and 25 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. — 5 days ago

Vanessa, Serge and 5 others liked this

Clos de La Briderie

Pureté de Silex Brut Crémant de Loire Blanc White Blend

NV. Darn, this is an excellent Cremant. Hand harvested. Sorting of grapes. There are four varieties in this wine: Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Smell with sour apples, a yeast impression and minerals. Vibrant taste. Really very good. — 17 days ago

"Odedi", Peter and 23 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 🤩 — 3 days ago

Sharon, Severn and 8 others liked this

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. — 4 days ago

Ivor, Ericsson and 10 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.
— 8 days ago

Ericsson, Ted and 19 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
— 23 days ago

Romain, Tom and 18 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. — 8 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

Château de Chaintres

Blanc de Noirs Cabernet Franc

NV | Cremant de Loire from Cabernet Franc. Lovely texture, enjoyable for many. Blanc de Noirs. — 10 days ago

Paul, Daniel and 10 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
— 13 days ago

Mike, David and 2 others liked this