Loire Valley Cabernet Franc

Domaine La Grange Tiphaine

Clef de Sol Cabernet Franc

These La Grange Tiphaine wines (import from Jenny and Francois) are a must. The most nuanced, wild, complex, elegant, unassuming profiles. This is meaty. It has all the bloody iron rich minerals you could ever want. Herbal and mushroomy with screeching grip. The most minimal pyrazine Cab Franc, if green bell pepper isn't your thing. — 7 days ago

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Jay Kline

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Almost sounds more like a Syrah than Cabernet Franc but the way you describe it makes me definitely want to seek it out!
Ely Cohn

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@Jay Kline that’s a great way to put it. It’s A foundation of cab franc - gravely red fruit - with the perfumed elegance of Rhône Syrah. Great stuff.

Domaine des Beguineries

Cuvée du Vent Fleuri Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

Full bodied, high acid rose. Strawberries Nd cream, vegetal component, much better with food. Very interesting and worth trying out. — a day ago

M. Plouzeau

Château de la Bonnelière Le Clos des Roches St Paul Rive Gauche Chinon Cabernet Franc

Minerality. Dirt. Wet rocks. Almost an algaeish aroma. Wet soil with a chalky texture like the clay limestone of this place. Delicious. — 4 days ago

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Benoit Courault

Les Tabeneaux Anjou Cabernet Franc 2018

Stinky af- strong cowpie that mostly blew off by the end of the glass. Good stuff underneath. Silky with more fruit, like a mouthful of black raspberries and red currants. Savory/brothy finish and a whiff of pine and cab franc spice. — a day ago

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Domaine Grosbois

Clos du Noyer Chinon Cabernet Franc

So much green bell pepper on the nose. Tons of raspberry and grilled pepper. Medium plus tannins. Well balanced. Opened it up for my birthday and it was a total treat! — 6 days ago

Catherine et Pierre Breton

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2017

Gorgeously perfumed, violets cassis plum lots of silky fruit and incredibly smooth tannins, both subtle and surprisingly elegant cab franc — 2 days ago

Château de Coulaine

Bonnaventure Chinon Cabernet Franc

A bit earthy, medium bodied — 8 days ago

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Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 1989

My favorite vintage for this wine showing black fruits, cedar, earth, bell pepper, leather & tobacco. — 12 days ago

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Thibaud Boudignon

Rosé de Loire Cabernet Franc Rosé 2018

Jeremy Shanker
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Can franc rose at its best — 4 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Didn’t know Boudignon makes rosé...

Domaine Arnaud Lambert

Saint Cyren Bourg Terres Rouges Saumur-Champigny 2017

Nose of violets, green bell pepper, black pepper, red onion. Palate of red flowers, tomato, spice, black tea. Acidity and tannin are medium. Tannin is fine and very well integrated especially given its youth. Very supple and silky texture. — 8 days ago