Loire Valley Cabernet Franc

Domaine Jaulin-Plaisantin

Les Bourdes Chinon Cabernet Franc 2014

Tangy, super-dark berries, bramble, a waft of sweet wood smoke, and a bit of machine oil on the nose. Bone dry but with good fruit and weight up front to balance it. I am not the biggest Loire Cab Franc guy but this is nicely done. — 5 days ago

Severn, Iwan and 9 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Too soon, Cabernet Franc day isn't until 12/4/18. 😜

Château de la Bonneliere

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2017

Fruity and savory. Lots of stoniness and a hint of spice. Needs a light chill and some air. — 11 days ago

Severn, Kimberly and 11 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Nice, I have the rosé in the cellar, it's killer.
Meg Herring

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@Severn Goodwin I really want to try that!

Domaine de Noire

Caractère Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

Old school Chinon. Lots of pure black currant, green peppercorn and pencil shaving aromas. Sweet tannins and fresh on the palate, focused streak of gravelly minerality. — 4 days ago

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Anne Claude Leflaive

Clau de Nell Anjou Cabernet Franc 2014

A tense and electric wine, perfect for election night. Deep purple in the glass. Excellent acid, deep fruit with balanced tannins, aromatically intense with great earth and leather. Delicious. — 7 days ago

Michael reillyAllison KantAhmed Deria
with Michael, Allison and 1 other
Jason, Bryan and 8 others liked this

Catherine et Pierre Breton

Clos Sénéchal Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2015

Always a favorite producer. Earthy red fruits, white pepper, sous bois. — 3 days ago

Haley Duncan
with Haley
Kimberly, Isaac and 3 others liked this

Le Paradis

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2016

Here's a terrific QPR Chinon that delivers immediately on opening and develops in the glass. No rusticity here and certainly no over the top tobacco leaf. About as refreshing as a wine can be. (Give it a little chill to really make it pop.)
— 6 days ago

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc 2010

Lyle Fass

No formal notes but really one of the best Grezeaux. Beautiful balance and freshness. Such purity. Velvety. Outrageous nose. — 5 days ago

Severn, Andrew and 7 others liked this

Olga Raffault

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

Delicious. Ripe red fruits perfumed with baking spices, lavender, and chewed tobacco. Very balanced; I can tell this was crafted well. — 7 days ago

Krystal Vento
with Krystal
Krystal, jesus and 12 others liked this

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 1985

Olga never misses...@Scott DeBenedett called this blind, impressive considering we were like 10+ bottles deep at that point — 16 days ago

Riddley, Daniel P. and 6 others liked this


Clos de l'Echo Chinon Cabernet Franc 1997

Pretty good juice for 20+ years old. Black pepper, leather, smoke, tree bark, but still with some acidity and fruit. Maybe preserved lemons. 1997 vintage. — 4 days ago

Douglas Profenius
with Douglas