Couly-Dutheil

La Coulée Automnale Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.746 ratings
8.610 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
Alex Kuyper

Really interesting wine. Dirt, bark, some fruit.

Really interesting wine. Dirt, bark, some fruit.

1 person found it helpfulDec 30th, 2014
Maggie Harrison

an approachable Chinon, ripe bing cherry, mineral stoney undertones, medium weight, medium acid, dusty tannins. Not as astringent as I expect Chinon to be making it glass-pourable.

an approachable Chinon, ripe bing cherry, mineral stoney undertones, medium weight, medium acid, dusty tannins. Not as astringent as I expect Chinon to be making it glass-pourable.

May 5th, 2017
Brad Ball

Sommelier/Wine Director Social Wine Bar

8.9

2012

2012

Jan 28th, 2015
Vanessa Lisovskis

Drink it now, the 2007 was full of black licorice and savory spices.

Drink it now, the 2007 was full of black licorice and savory spices.

Jul 7th, 2014
Eric Hwang

Tannic bitterness. Tasting at the winery.

Tannic bitterness. Tasting at the winery.

Apr 10th, 2014
Steve Rura

Dried cherry, cranberry, herbal, some nutmeg. Comparable to a Chianti. Alcohol shows a little, but a light chill helps. Good on a dreary evening. Better on the second day.

Dried cherry, cranberry, herbal, some nutmeg. Comparable to a Chianti. Alcohol shows a little, but a light chill helps. Good on a dreary evening. Better on the second day.

Oct 16th, 2019
Good Life Provisions

100% Cab Franc.

100% Cab Franc.

Dec 30th, 2018
Craig Goldschmidt

Sour cherry, mineral, leaves, just a hint of green pepper. Pretty standard Loire Cab Franc. Great value.

Sour cherry, mineral, leaves, just a hint of green pepper. Pretty standard Loire Cab Franc. Great value.

Sep 25th, 2017
JKT
8.7

CVed 2/18/17. First taste of this cab franc. On nose notes of earth and a bit more funk than petites Roches. Heavier body with more acids and tannin that reminds me of the 80s single vineyards. Not quite as balanced as petites Roches. of that green peppers but also wild flowers and minerals. Medium finish that lingers with notes of forests and leaves.

CVed 2/18/17. First taste of this cab franc. On nose notes of earth and a bit more funk than petites Roches. Heavier body with more acids and tannin that reminds me of the 80s single vineyards. Not quite as balanced as petites Roches. of that green peppers but also wild flowers and minerals. Medium finish that lingers with notes of forests and leaves.

Feb 19th, 2017
Brian Ferrara

Simple wine. Hints of tobacco.

Simple wine. Hints of tobacco.

Jul 31st, 2016