Whelp, sorry I’ve neglected you, my fellow winos - I realize now that the wine journey must continue! This is a Cabernet Franc that I had picked up to complete a blind Cab Franc tasting that was unfortunately blindsided by a family cold - nevertheless, it was drunk tonight!
This is a French, Loire Valley, Cabernet Franc - an old world classic. This one is from Chinon, (North of Bordeaux, south of Paris), which unlike the majority of the Loire Valley, produces mainly red wines. Structurally grown on limestone beds, the wines tend to be alkaline and sometimes tannic yielding to wines better drunk young than cellared for decades. Domaine de Beauséjour is a bed and breakfast winery, producing ~120k bottle a year, all Cabernet Franc. This bottle was picked up at the local PCC. Enjoyed with some quesadillas! ~$20 | #cabfranc #chinon #frenchfriday
On the eyes: Deep ruby, pinking out at the edges, med+ concentration, bright, med tears, no gas, floc present (a bit hazy).
On the nose: floral and a tinge of citrus (think citron peel), herbaceous (think thyme) brought together with rhubarb, and currants, med alcohol.
On the tongue: Med+ tannin, Med+ acid, med alcohol, tight. Tart cherry, red currants, hints of tobacco, finished with a clean mineralty. Would benefit from decanting and drinking with food - a serviceable table wine. — 3 years ago
Could be a new house white. Crisp with vibrant acidity, citrus and salty. Mouth watering and calling for shellfish or sushi. Appellation: Irouleguy. Grapes: Gros Manseng, Petit Courbu and Petit Manseng- all new for me! Enjoying for #FrenchFriday. — 5 years ago