Loire Valley Cabernet Franc

Domaine de l'Ecu (Guy Bossard)

Mephisto Cabernet Franc 2014

A truly great wine. Nose is cherries. And cherry flowers. Palate is literally the first minute of the first day of cherry season. So fresh and juicy it’s almost painful. A hint of licorice. Spicy. This is young. No idea what this will taste like in five years. Just a stunningly well made wine. Very very distinctive. Bought from Fass Selections. — 21 hours ago

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Stunning wine
9.4

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc 2014

From gravelly soil, somewhat coarser tannins. Pyrazines evident on the nose, dark fruit tinged with pepper and stony notes — 15 days ago

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Domaine Les Pins

Vieilles Vignes Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2004

Stoked on this bottle right now. Under $20, terroir driven, and well made. Not the epitome of CF but not a bottle of shrill either. Smoke, cigar ash, turned earth, cedar, wet leaves coupled with dried black raspberries and cherry. Loads of black pepper and rocky minerality too. The freshness is what surprised me, this is alive and well and showing great. — 10 days ago

Clos Rougeard

Le Bourg Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2005

Another great Le Bourg found on a wine list. Unfortunately their last btl. Dark cherry, earth, tobacco, mineral, dried herbs, olive & cigar ash are some of the notes. Always interesting & complex. This is a great vintage for Clos Rougeard. Full bodied & drinking very young. Would benefit with a 2-3 hr decant. — 21 hours ago

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Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Terres Chaudes Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2014

Jasmine Hirsch
9.5

Perfect nightcap at Marcel, after a perfect dinner at the Optimist. The Ford Fry Family is crushing it! — 2 days ago

Bill, Ely and 20 others liked this

Domaine du Roncée

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

Just a little too tart for my wheelhouse. Better the second day. SS — 17 days ago

Jeff, David and 3 others liked this

Domaine Bernard Baudry

La Croix Boissée Chinon Cabernet Franc 2014

One of the great red wines of the Loire in my book. Evolved throughout the evening — 15 days ago

Serge, Riddley and 6 others liked this
Steven Perlman

Steven Perlman

Tasted even better enjoying it with my son!

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Granges Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

The night after Thanksgiving I am still giving thanks to family and friends for the great gifts they bring me. Tonight I have opened the 2015 Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Granges.

On the nose there is roasted red pepper, raspberry sauce, ripe strawberries, some matchbox, herbal notes and a bit of soil background.

On the palate the green bell pepper is ever present, sour cherry, tart raspberry, under ripe plum, an herbal note and crushed gravel.

This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity, medium smooth tannin that goes into the medium to long tingly finish. Continue having a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 17 days ago

Kirk, Shawn and 10 others liked this

Cave Maurice Bonnamy

Crémant De Loire Brut Cabernet Franc

Nice number. Almond and a hint of toast but not the depth or complexity you’d want. Good flavors. — 17 days ago

Kyle, Ted and 2 others liked this
Kyle Harvey

Kyle Harvey

Baby don’t lose that number 🎶

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Le Clos Guillot Chinon Cabernet Franc 2014

Younger vine Chinon from clay and limestone. Smooth and elegant, sour cherry and currant. — 15 days ago

Riddley, Jae and 16 others liked this