Loire Valley Cabernet Franc

Château du Coudray

Reserve Le Grand Bouqueteau Chinon Cabernet Franc 2014

A little on the tart side with a light body. Would be good with spicy BBQ ribs, or Thai food. SM 1st bottle corked. — 3 days ago

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Charles Joguet

Clos de la Dioterie Chinon Cabernet Franc 1997

Surprisingly vibrant fruit with a little fresh vine and habanero and a bit of ash, it is drinking incredibly well. — 7 days ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc 2012

I should have bought more. Funk, fruit and stones, beautifully integrated. — 4 days ago

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Olga Raffault

Les Peuilles Chinon Cabernet Franc

An interesting and smart wine from Olga Raffault. A neatly weighted balance between the fresh, cool climate fruit and the rocky, semi-funky undertones on the nose. Low alcohol, smooth and round tannins makes this wine a companion throughout the night. A hint of chili pepper on the palate is giving some electricity to keep you on your toes. — 14 hours ago

Cave de Saumur

Les Pouches Saumur Cabernet Franc 2015

From The Guardian... "'You think, has the world gone mad?' says Sam Harrop. 'We're spending thousands on cases of en primeur Bordeaux when a few hundred miles up the road there's a region producing red wines showing better terroir, and with more vibrancy for a fraction of the price.' He's talking about the Loire. Specifically, about Loire cabernet franc. Harrop's a New Zealander and master of wine, who's just spent four years advising Loire wine-makers on how they might improve their wines for the British palate, so he's not unbiased. But he does have a point. Cabernet franc is under-valued, not just at the top level, but all the way down to the supermarket shelf."
While no one should be comparing cabernet franc from Loire Valley to cabernet franc from the Right Bank, I can't dispute the quality nor the value. If modern gamay from Beaujolais is considered fresh and bright, then modern cabernet franc from Loire is fresh and dark. Wet cement, juicy raspberry, vibrant blueberry, and roasted red pepper, with some faint cocoa powder and floral undertones.
— 17 days ago

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Isaac Pirolo

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@Shay Aldriedge Lieu Dit's is definitely worth try.
Tom Casagrande

Tom Casagrande

One of the best coops and best values around
Sharon B

Sharon B

I really do enjoy a good Cab Franc!

Domaine de la Chevalerie

Chevalerie Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 1996

What a nose - velvety, perfectly ripe cab franc smoky dark fruit with some bell pepper and tobacco accents. A bit of a let down on the palate: truly velvety texture and lovely fruit but lacking intensity and fades a touch too quickly on the finish. Still, a heck of a deal for 20 year old wine at $50. — 18 days ago

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Les Cailloux du Paradis (Claude Courtois)

Racines Vin de pays du Loir-et-Cher Red Blend 2014

Inlagda körsbär, gräsigt och rödbärigt. Runt och fint, lättdrucket med hög fin bärsyra. — 9 days ago

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Jens Ericsson

Jens Ericsson

Debut på munskänken?
Fabian Kühlhorn

Fabian Kühlhorn

Japp! Var iofs på nyhetsprovning i måndags. Bokat Go east också. @Jens Ericsson
Jens Ericsson

Jens Ericsson

Kul! Ses på go east då!

Charles Joguet

Les Varennes du Grand Clos Chinon Cabernet Franc 1996

A little darker and more herbal than the 1997 Dioterie, and with better structure holding it together, really impressive. — 7 days ago

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Sébastien David

Hurluberlu Cabernet Franc 2015

Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil... very cab francy, very pencily, organic, natural (with little SO2) to keep it sexy... high acidity, light-medium body, funky feel on the tongue, lots if cherries, with slightly tannic dry finish... a very pleasant surprise and an interesting bottle design! — 7 days ago

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Phil A

Phil A

@Amr El-Azhary Amr sounds like fun Cheers 🍷

Benoit Courault

Les Rouliers Anjou Cabernet Franc 2015

Ren snygg doft. Stjälkigt, nässligt och svartvinbärigt. Druvtypiskt riktigt strävt. Kanske lite knutet, bör lagras. — 9 days ago

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