Loire Valley Cabernet Franc

Domaine de l'Ecu (Guy Bossard)

Mephisto Cabernet Franc 2015

Big and beautiful nose with a lean body. Day 3 and it’s gorgeous. Little floral violet and black currant and juicy crunchy acids. Think this is going to stun in 5-10 years. — 12 days ago

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Michal Rosenn

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i love this wine
Josh Morgenthau

Josh Morgenthau

@Michal Rosenn Soo good. Such an incredible expression of Cab Franc, especially surprising coming from the Pays Nantais!

Château du Petit Thouars

L'Epée Chinon Cabernet Franc

Had almost forgotten how nice Cabernet franc could be until this one. Nice structure and balance, can be paired with any weekday dinner. Note as a repeat buy. — a day ago

Couly-Dutheil

Les Gravieres d'Amador Abbé de Turpenay Chinon Cabernet Franc

Beautifully smooth and delicious cab franc, medium bodied, deep fruit with noticeable but not overwhelming pepper. Big hit at Thanksgiving. 2017 vintage, good value at $19. — 6 days ago

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Franc de Pied Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2017

Lyle Fass
9.5

What a nose. Love this when it’s young. Incense, smokey wood shavings, bright berry fruit, mesmerizing nose. Super juicy and so clean with incredible minerality, freshness, bright berry fruit and so much energy. Awesome. Such fine tannins and finesse. So good. — 21 days ago

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Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

Wow, this sounds like another level. I love cab franc but usually it’s just delicious and aromatic. This sounds incredible
Lyle Fass

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@Chris Shultz Thierry germain is a genius

Château Yvonne

Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2012

If there is a better Cab Franc from Saumur at this price point, it would be found in a fairy tale story read to young budding wine geeks. It just doesn’t exist, so buy this one. — 8 days ago

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Domaine de la Chanteleuserie

Alouettes Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2015

Excellent gateway Cabby Frank and always one of the better values in the Kermit Loire portfolio. Cool, ferrous, fruits de sous-bois, shade wrapper leaf. Complete, sumptuous and satisfying. — a day ago

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Couly-Dutheil

La Baronnie Madeleine Chinon Cabernet Franc

24 years is a big deal. Probably would inventory the same flavors—cranberry, dark fruit , cherries and forest floor. But it’s the DEPTH that’s amazing. Like there’s no bottom to these flavors. Perfect compliment for Thanksgiving turkey — 8 days ago

AJ Gubser

AJ Gubser

Interesting choice with a Thanksgiving meal, but I like it! #cabfrancrules
Scott Wren

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It’s a 1995

Catherine et Pierre Breton

Nuits d'Ivresse Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2015

In the beginning of its drinking window, but there is so much more to be found with a few more years of patience. Red currants, currant leafs, tobacco and a hint of green bell pepper. Can’t wait to have it with some development. — 11 hours ago

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Hampus Bejnö

Hampus Bejnö

How many cases did you buy and put in your cellars?
Fabian Kühlhorn

Fabian Kühlhorn

Hundreds of bottles of this particular cuvée 😂 @Hampus Bejnö

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Les Mémoires Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2017

Lyle Fass
9.6

Dark, brooding, mysterious, beautiful nose. Dark mashed flowers, dark berries, gorgeous minerality, smells limestoney, amazing details and precision to this nose. Just gorgeous and so deep. Rich, ripe and wow levels of purity with an engaging limestone sweetness accented with deep pure sweet berries. So well made and refined. But so deep and so much more to say. This is so greet. Structure and so classic. Such a long finish. Dynamite. — 21 days ago

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Domaine de la Roche Honneur

Cuvée Rubis Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

Nose of wet earth, green bell pepper, grass clippings, violet, and a touch of beef fat.

Lots of floral notes and the palate with good red fruit acidity. Tannins are fairy course and leave a good bit of astringency with nice minerality.

Classic and rustic cab franc which I love. I understand how the green and earth notes could be off-putting for some though.
— 13 days ago

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