Loire Valley Cabernet Franc

Domaine du Bel Air

Clos Nouveau Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2009

2009 Domaine Du Bel Air Bourgueil “Clos Nouveau” and The Versatones on a humid Wednesday night. An overlooked 1950’s R&B/Doo-Wop Band which grew from the legendary Leonard Du Paur Infantry Chorus. If you are reading this and enjoy late 50’s/early 60’s Soul, seek it out. The wine is more concentrated than one might expect from the appellation, but is a ripe smoky cherry glass of delicious. Great things made better together! — 7 days ago

Trixie, Severn and 41 others liked this

René Noël Legrand

René Noël Legrand Saumur-Champigny La Chaintrée 2010

Excellent raw oyster and hibuscusy leather smell, so good and approachable, nice purple that’s dark, acid and structure sit there and leather creeps forward in shelfy layers that hits like 60% through the sip, bit then leave a coated bodied finish that stays and lingers as if a bubble of it is here to stay, raspberry, also totally admitting I just made my version of pad Thai with a lot of cilantro and it’s unreal combo wise — 8 days ago

Olga Raffault

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

Man I love this stuff! SS — 12 days ago

Ron, Shawn and 5 others liked this

Charles Joguet

Les Petites Roches Chinon Cabernet Franc 2013

Salty palette with gravely minerals and bright red fruit. — 17 days ago

Brendan, "Odedi" and 6 others liked this

Domaine du Collier

Saumur Rouge Cabernet Franc 2013

Bright garnet, sappy texture with moderate grip, cherries, graphite, cedar. Bit awkward and disjointed on the finish with some acetone. Update: better day two. I feel like I say that a lot. — 5 days ago

Trixie, Ellen and 3 others liked this

Charles Joguet

Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé 2016

I have rated this previously....love this Rosé..Charles Joguet...never disappoints! A nice find at Johns Grocery in Iowa City. Bowl full of red fruit...Jolly Rancher green apple..fuller bodied than most Rosé wines! Great sipper for thunderstorms tonight!!

@Sharon B ..you should try this one!!
— 21 days ago

Jeff, Kirk and 10 others liked this
Dawn Emory

Dawn Emory

@Eric LaMasters not a huge selection...but John's has favorably more
Dawn Emory

Dawn Emory

Selections than I find in Quad Cities!! 🤗
Sharon B

Sharon B

I might have to look for it! Thanks!

Clos Rougeard

Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2009

2009 Poyeux! Petite déception ou fatigue! — 11 days ago

Benoit Duhamel
with Benoit
Eric, Matt and 9 others liked this

Château du Hureau

Les Fevettes Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2014


Outstanding. Nice fruit on the front end. Easy to drink with very soft tannins. — a day ago

Todd, Amr and 4 others liked this

Eurl de Pallus

Messanges Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé 2017

I love cab franc, so a rose - and one with incredibly light color, bordering on a white - made for a novelty purchase. I love this wine, though! Really has that off-sweet, earthy flavor of a cab franc, but the freshness of a white. Oddly has a tannic mouth feel on the finish that comes through as a bit sour. Unique and delicious! — 5 hours ago

Catherine et Pierre Breton

Beaumont Chinon Cabernet Franc 2011

This weekend couldn't come any quicker and I'm going to the Loire for some serious Cabernet Franc. The 2011 Catherine & Pierre Breton Chinon Beaumont Cabernet Franc is the real deal.

On the nose there is beautiful red fruit, strawberry, raspberry compote, herbs, spice, violets and wet gravel.

On the palate the red fruit continues with strawberry, raspberry, cherries and even though the red fruit is ever present my green bell pepper hits you with all its goodness and finishes with a spice and crushed gravel.

This wine is medium to full bodied with racy medium + electric acidity and trippy medium + tannin that leads to a long tingly enjoyable finish. Have a great weekend and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— a month ago

Dawn, Peter and 7 others liked this