Loire Valley Cabernet Franc

Philippe Alliet

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2008

Vintage 2008 / minerals and spicyness, beautiful ripened. Paired with vealmeat, polenta, chicory and pumpkin fudge / at restaurant De Zwaan Etten Leur — 5 days ago

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Peter Sultan

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Pumpkin Fudge? Is that...moral?
Peter van den Besselaar

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@Peter Sultan ha, no idea, but certainly very tastful. From a Top Chef.

Domaine Guion

Bourgueil Cabernet Franc

2015 Prestige. Perfect wine for the price. Shows the vintage with lush red fruit (raspberry, some cherry, a touch of something darker), but a nice smoky savoriness on the back end. Very bright acidity and medium tannin. Great weekday dinner wine. — 5 days ago

Charles Joguet

Cuvée Terroir Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

Perfumed Chinon wafting out of the glass - brisk on the palate with the right amount of tannins. Drank the '15 out of a 375. Perfect regular, casual half bottle. — 6 days ago

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Antoine Sanzay

Les Poyeux Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2014

Excellent Cabernet Franc from Saumur. High toned with great cherry and green pepper. Not too green, some great minerality and good acid keeps this nice. — 6 days ago

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Catherine et Pierre Breton

Avis de Vin Fort Clairet Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2011

Cabmac cabfranc = crunchtown madness. So satisfying ❤️

Typical reduction when first opened, but I really liked it here. It was like drinking pure black olives - briny and sweet. Took a few hours, but the wine finally revealed its juicy red fruit core. Herbal, but not in any way green, especially in the context of the vintage and variety. Some intriguing tabacco notes. Light, refreshingly tart, and too easy to drink. This is good juice!

NB: Drank chilled!
— 22 days ago

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Exciting description-well done!

Château du Hureau

Fours à Chaux Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2014

Well gosh...if this isn’t just lovely. This is exactly what I adore about Cab Franc from the Loire. The bouquet is a delight to behold with pretty red fruits and crushed gravel. Lots of texture here with fine tannins. I want more of this in my life. — 9 days ago

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Laurent Herlin

Tsoin Tsoin Bourgueil Cabernet Franc

Fresh & Vibrant Cab Franc/Merlot blended Natural wine.
Refreshing red/blueberry fruit with hints of barnyard.
Easy drinking at the end of Lunch.
— 7 days ago

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Aurélien Revillot

Le Clos St-Nicolas de Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2013

More of a classical- & elegant Cab franc, has layers & all the bell pepper is in there too. Becky Wasserman importer, who else? — 6 days ago

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Charles Joguet

Les Petites Roches Chinon Cabernet Franc 2013

Really nice floral raspberry iron , pencil lead great acidity - good — 9 days ago

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Douglas Braun

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Good with the liver at industrial eats
Mark Eastom

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Pencil shavings, earth, raspberry and lots of minerality.

Marc Plouzeau

Ante Phylloxera Clos de Maulevrier Franc De Pied Touraine Cabernet Franc 2012

Wow. Amazing on day 2 (day 1 was dark red fruit and a lot of red bell pepper) with a nose that was like a raft of strawberry, raspberry and a bit of boysenberry with more subtle tones of bell pepper, tobacco and earth. No noticeable wood, ample acidity but not austere. Hits a sweet spot for Cab Franc. For history, quality, QPR - will take this over Rougeard any day. — 24 days ago

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Chris MacLean

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@Noah Raizman How long do you think this will last? I’m holding a few bottles
Noah Raizman

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@Chris MacLean at least a decade of not more. This is lithe but has good tannic density and continue to improve to day three. Not monolithic nor mouthdrying like some young Bordeaux, but this should certainly age well
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@Noah Raizman , thanks for the data point. As I suspected/hoped you’d say!