Loire Valley Cabernet Franc

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Les Roches Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2016

Thierry Germain makes an unmistakable Loire cab franc in a beautiful biodynamic expression of the land. Les Roches is elegant with perfumes, fruit notes, earth components, and roasted bell pepper qualities and without complications from overpowering pyrazines. Grapes are 100% destemmed and so it is a softer wine with subtle smooth edges and well integrated acidity. It needs some time to open so either decant or be patient. I drank over three days and days two and three were best.

PS. I love the drawing on the label. Think and drink. Always.
— 6 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Nice description, I agree on the drawing 😉
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

Thanks @Peter van den Besselaar ! The drawing is the background on my phone now 😀

Thibaud Boudignon

Rosé de Loire 2017

Marc Stubblefield

I love this wine so much I took home the last bottles instead of selling them. Spicy strawberry pepper acid cream deliciousness. I dunno how this evaporates so quickly. ⚡️🍓💥⚡️ — 16 days ago

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Yannick Amirault

Les Quartiers Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2014

Сочно, чисто, мягко. Все правильно, но чуть плоско по мне. Слегка охладить. — 17 days ago

Samvel, Daniel P. and 7 others liked this


Clos de l'Olive Chinon Cabernet Franc 1989

Very nice aged Chinon. Very aromatic fermented green pepper and green olive on the nose. Precise and pure without funk, with excellent acid and nice smooth integrated tannins. Definitely secondary / tertiary but not over the hill at all. Really enjoyable and a great selection by the somm at Manhatta. — 10 days ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Pooneet Kant how was the food?
Pooneet Kant

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@Ira Schwartz not as good as the view but good enough. As a Danny Meyer fan I enjoyed the experience over all.
Jason Gelman

Jason Gelman

wow haven’t ever tried an aged chinon. adding it to the list!

Charles Joguet

Cuvée de la Cure Chinon Cabernet Franc 2012

Very light. Very aromatic. Powerful and floral. Wife really liked it. (Waiter brought a 2015 vintage but we pushed for the 2012 - I think it was worth it.) — a day ago

Domaine du Collier

"La Ripaille" Saumur Rouge Cabernet Franc 2012

Showing so well. Terrific balance, mind-blowing first nose and finale, berries, licorice, red berries and cherries, all put together with superb freshness. Such a joy! — 2 days ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc 2005

Lyle Fass

More notes later. Stunning.

Day 2 notes - smokey gravel, so pure, black fruits, some herbs, palate is soft and gravelly with exquisite balance and purity. Very fresh and lovely ripe and elegant tannins. A beauty.
— 7 days ago

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Charbonnier Christian

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2005

Domaine Christian Charbonnier a Crouzilles / vintage 2005 from magnum / #chinon that aged wonderfull, typical #cabernetfranc harshness that has softened., a nose with flint expressiveness, milkchocolate. Smooth taste without tannins. Fine wine. True to type. #loirewine — 15 days ago

Severn, Jody and 1 other liked this

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Le Clos Guillot Chinon Cabernet Franc 2011

Robe noire
Nez tabac fruit noire terre humide
Bouche ample fraîche
Gourmande et dense
Finale sur le tabac et la myrtille grande jeunesse
— 3 days ago

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Château du Coudray

Reserve Le Grand Bouqueteau Chinon Cabernet Franc 2016

This was really good. Very velvety, balanced between earth and fruit, medium acid, good finish. — 5 days ago