Domaine Les Chesnaies (Béatrice et Pascal Lambert)

Les Terrasses Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.997 ratings
8.910 pro ratings
Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
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Jonathan Bensick

Burger wine! Earthy and herby and tobacco-y, with homemade Memorial Day burger from the Comme Ca recipe

Burger wine! Earthy and herby and tobacco-y, with homemade Memorial Day burger from the Comme Ca recipe

2 people found it helpfulMay 25th, 2015
Wine101Hamden

Nose was overwhelmingly filled with barn yard and dirty sweat socks. Thankfully that did not transition into the palate. Still quite funky and filled with tart cherries & currents. Lighter side of medium bodied. Definitely could've benefitted from decanting. Despite the funk, it was quite enjoyable. We used some semi-aged Spanish goat cheese to nosh along with it.

Nose was overwhelmingly filled with barn yard and dirty sweat socks. Thankfully that did not transition into the palate. Still quite funky and filled with tart cherries & currents. Lighter side of medium bodied. Definitely could've benefitted from decanting. Despite the funk, it was quite enjoyable. We used some semi-aged Spanish goat cheese to nosh along with it.

Feb 18th, 2016
Kim Colonna

Owner/Sommelier/Importer Petits Creux & Grands Crus

8.9

Refreshing cab franc .. Nice

Refreshing cab franc .. Nice

Sep 20th, 2015
Allan Delmare

Marketing Director, Rappahannock Cellars

The 2013 is too young! Very nice start though.

The 2013 is too young! Very nice start though.

Apr 25th, 2015
David Snyder

Juicy

Juicy

Jan 5th, 2019
Nina Moffitt

Solid dry, just light enough for me. Very slight earth, juuuust enough. Prefer it chilled actually since it’s almost spring-like right now. Tried it at room temp and it was a different animal, less personality. With bolognese right now but could go with anything.

Solid dry, just light enough for me. Very slight earth, juuuust enough. Prefer it chilled actually since it’s almost spring-like right now. Tried it at room temp and it was a different animal, less personality. With bolognese right now but could go with anything.

Apr 24th, 2018
Oliver Seaman

Creamy

Creamy

Mar 25th, 2018
Siofra Robinson

Black fruits. Delicious!

Black fruits. Delicious!

Dec 16th, 2017
Eben Saling

Not as much going on here as with other vintages of this wine. Took a while to open up and remained somewhat thin. Still, a solid budget Chinon.

Not as much going on here as with other vintages of this wine. Took a while to open up and remained somewhat thin. Still, a solid budget Chinon.

Jun 14th, 2017
Alex Gordon

Loire Cab Franc wine night winner. Earthy. 2015 vintage.

Loire Cab Franc wine night winner. Earthy. 2015 vintage.

Mar 6th, 2017