Château Yvonne

"L'île Quatre Sous" Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc

9.121 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Saumur-Champigny, Anjou-Saumur, 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
Chris Harvey

Good acid. Dry, graphite. Little horse fart on the nose

Good acid. Dry, graphite. Little horse fart on the nose

Jan 7th, 2018
Chris Harvey

Barnyard-y funk on the nose and loads of herbs and flowers on the palette. Really surprising and pretty

Barnyard-y funk on the nose and loads of herbs and flowers on the palette. Really surprising and pretty

Dec 3rd, 2017
Levi Glenn

Quite Bretty on the first night, second night all gone. Bright, juicy, fresh, but lacks some complexity. She's a young one. Would like to revisit. Shows promise.

Quite Bretty on the first night, second night all gone. Bright, juicy, fresh, but lacks some complexity. She's a young one. Would like to revisit. Shows promise.

Feb 9th, 2017
John McCarroll

Sales Rowan Imports

9.2

Superstar juice

Superstar juice

Jan 24th, 2017
Nick Ferrall

Decent amount of funk on opening, which blew off after an hour. Bright fruit, mild tannins and a blast of herbs. Everything I want from a Cab Franc.

Decent amount of funk on opening, which blew off after an hour. Bright fruit, mild tannins and a blast of herbs. Everything I want from a Cab Franc.

Jan 20th, 2018
Louis Martin

Medium-body, light tannins, hint of dark cherry and tobacco. Delicious.

Medium-body, light tannins, hint of dark cherry and tobacco. Delicious.

Nov 23rd, 2017
Erik Nordman

Super juicy and fresh Saumur-Champigny. Fermentation and elevage in concrete tank. Concentrated nose of ripe blackberry and raspberry, tobacco leaf, graphite and pencil shavings, fresh violets, an almost bloody savory character, and slightly roasted red bell pepper. On the palate it's softly textured and echoes the nose with a bit of extra graphite mineral intensity. Medium (+) acid, medium (-) to medium body, medium to medium (+) intensity of tannins with a pleasant, fine-grained grip. Nice, quenching Loire Cab Franc that would be great with most anything coming off your grill this summer. Takes well to a slight chill also.

Super juicy and fresh Saumur-Champigny. Fermentation and elevage in concrete tank. Concentrated nose of ripe blackberry and raspberry, tobacco leaf, graphite and pencil shavings, fresh violets, an almost bloody savory character, and slightly roasted red bell pepper. On the palate it's softly textured and echoes the nose with a bit of extra graphite mineral intensity. Medium (+) acid, medium (-) to medium body, medium to medium (+) intensity of tannins with a pleasant, fine-grained grip. Nice, quenching Loire Cab Franc that would be great with most anything coming off your grill this summer. Takes well to a slight chill also.

Jul 16th, 2017
Grace Liu

Cab franc tasting! Graphite after a couple of sips.

Cab franc tasting! Graphite after a couple of sips.

Feb 18th, 2017
Kacie Lyn Kocher

I'm off the cab franc bus apparently

I'm off the cab franc bus apparently

Feb 10th, 2017
Ben Brenner

Ben had this 9 months ago

Ben had this 9 months ago

Aug 5th, 2018