Loire Valley Cabernet Franc

Catherine et Pierre Breton

Les Perrières Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2003

Many wines from 2003 are compromised and stewed due to the European heatwave that year. This has darker & riper fruit than one usually expects from this wine, but it works beautifully here. Has plenty of meaty/truffle secondary notes, but lots of power and energy to balance those characteristics. Not always a great vintage, but works great here. — 4 days ago

Severn, Ira and 23 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Turntable break?
Kyle Harvey

Kyle Harvey

Great producers always triumph...

Domaine de Noire

Chinon Soif de Tendresse Cabernet Franc

Candy-like quality at first, followed by nice plum flavors and modest tannins. Versatile wine that would be good with a lot of goods or with appetizers. — 13 days ago

Keith, Tom and 2 others liked this

Charles Joguet

Clos du Chêne Vert Chinon Cabernet Franc 2010

Wow! Thank you Kermit Lynch for the recommendation! Awesome value @ £34.

PnP. Lovely dark red color. Nose has meat, earth, and dark fruit on it. Palate is balanced between raspberry and smoke. Wine has great depth but also wonderful texture. I can’t find anything wrong with this! Excellent producer!

I’ll be buying more!
— 18 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
David, Hermes and 1 other liked this

Domaine du Bel Air

Jour de Soif Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2017

Someone said natural. Think this is organic farming but I don’t think this is natural wine. Pierre Gauthier, almost 40 acres of Clay/Limestone Tufa in Benais outside of Bourgeuil. Probably just over $25-$30retail, $45-$60 on a wine list. Smoking good. The composite rating here is insanely low for the QPR. Everyone should be drinking these wines. This is a great wine in the grand scheme of things, it’s all about perspective. Entry level wine, the Jour de Soif has no oak, bright fruit, amazing green edge. There is a wet tobacco thing. Classic wine! Love it. — 10 days ago

Daniel, Ted and 12 others liked this

Philippe Alliet

Coteau de Noiré Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

16.5/20 (91/100) Вариант шинона с частичной выдержкой в новом дубе. Аромат спелых ягод черешни, черники, шоколада и нотой ментола. Довольно тельное с высокой кислотностью и достаточно интенсивными, но мягкими по текстуре танинами. Шоколадно-ягодное во вкусе. Хорошо интегрированный дуб, неплохой баланс с фруктовыми ароматами. Не великое вино, но лучше многих других шинонов. — 17 days ago

Konstantin, Joshua and 2 others liked this

Thierry Germain

Soliterre Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2016


Family Feud, chocolate and a nice cab franc, how can you go wrong. I guess if it was Friday. Plums and fresh gravel just put down on your driveway. What a pair but just so delicious. — 13 days ago

Dawn, David and 8 others liked this

Philippe Alliet

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2017

I always enjoy this wine, and the 2017 is another great vintage. Smells like fresh veggies, herbs, and tart red and black fruit. Great acidity with a spicy, grippy finish. Obviously, this isn’t everyone’s bag, but for fans of this style it’s very good. — 4 days ago

Mark, Bill and 2 others liked this

Catherine et Pierre Breton

Nuits d'Ivresse Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2012

2012 Breton Nuits D’Iveresse and Terry Riley’s masterpiece. This wine is bottles without sulfur and is recommended to be consumed quickly after release. Here we are 7 years from vintage and it is in a magical spot. Smoky cherries & firm grippy texture. Aromatics are perfumed & elegant. It pairs beautifully with the minimalist piece as these types of wines and this style of music are so misunderstood. The need to classify & quantify doesn’t fit in either place here. Simply great Cabernet Franc and great music. — 14 days ago

P, Hugh and 36 others liked this

Philippe Alliet

Vieilles Vignes Chinon Cabernet Franc 2010

16.5/20 (90/100) Аромат сухих чёрных ягод с нотами мха и белого перца. Умеренная тельность, высокая кислотность, умеренной интенсивности танины шелковистой текстуры. Красивое, но не слишком комплексное вино. — 17 days ago

Konstantin, Mikhail and 1 other liked this

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2014

If you need a change of pace from primary fruit wines, Olga💥 smacks you in the nose w/ bell pepper, basil, and just ripe cherries. So silky too. — 15 days ago

Diana Cho
with Diana
Matt, Ted and 4 others liked this
Matt Perlman

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Classic—haven’t tried the 14s, bet they are 🤘🏻
Jae Cho

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@Matt Perlman it brings the thunder! Reliably graceful every vintage. I had the ‘09 and ‘11 recently and it’s a good stable mate to those. I’m tempted to pick up some of those aged bottles that’s are still around on retail.