Charles Joguet

Les Petites Roches Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.825 ratings
8.87 pro ratings
Chinon, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
Top Notes For
Douglas Braun

Really nice floral raspberry iron , pencil lead great acidity - good

Really nice floral raspberry iron , pencil lead great acidity - good

Mar 12th, 2019
mattswineworld

I really should drink Chinon more often. Red fruits, perfumes, and floral. Drunk and enjoyed with breaded pork.

I really should drink Chinon more often. Red fruits, perfumes, and floral. Drunk and enjoyed with breaded pork.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2017
Mark Morgan

Lean and green.


--Kermit Lynch for < $25
#5

Lean and green.


--Kermit Lynch for < $25
#5

Sep 24th, 2016
Nicholas Franklin

Bright aromatics--lots of rose petal and cranberry, with herbs and a sandy earth after some time in glass. Light color and/or extract (looks like a dolcetto). Soft structured but zippy, free-run only is plain to see. Pretty and lithe. KL says it's to be consumed young, but the 2013 would probably show better in 2018.

Bright aromatics--lots of rose petal and cranberry, with herbs and a sandy earth after some time in glass. Light color and/or extract (looks like a dolcetto). Soft structured but zippy, free-run only is plain to see. Pretty and lithe. KL says it's to be consumed young, but the 2013 would probably show better in 2018.

Jan 5th, 2016
Ely Cohn

Salty palette with gravely minerals and bright red fruit.

Salty palette with gravely minerals and bright red fruit.

May 7th, 2018
Ely Cohn

Cherries, strawberries, sour plum, and crushed gravel. Backdrop of green herbs - sage and thyme. Lean, pure, and expressive.

Cherries, strawberries, sour plum, and crushed gravel. Backdrop of green herbs - sage and thyme. Lean, pure, and expressive.

Dec 18th, 2017
Jackie Wargel

Super funky with notes of seafood. Great w cheese.

Super funky with notes of seafood. Great w cheese.

Apr 3rd, 2017
Peter Stern

Light and tasty -- would be great chilled in summer!

Light and tasty -- would be great chilled in summer!

Jan 2nd, 2017
Natalie Ciavarella

I'm normally partial to dry reds, but pleasantly surprised with this cab franc. It's light and complex - very drinkable

I'm normally partial to dry reds, but pleasantly surprised with this cab franc. It's light and complex - very drinkable

Dec 30th, 2016
Matthew Elkins

High acidity and lighter in body. Tasted it blind at first and I never would have guessed cab franc. Tart cranberry, strawberry, slightly herbaceous. This was a super interesting wine, and when considering the price, this was a great wine.

High acidity and lighter in body. Tasted it blind at first and I never would have guessed cab franc. Tart cranberry, strawberry, slightly herbaceous. This was a super interesting wine, and when considering the price, this was a great wine.

Sep 20th, 2016