Domaine Les Roches (Alain et Jérome Lenoir)

Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.2325 ratings
9.183 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
Elizabeth

A bit of dusty rose, blackberries, spices, animal and savory notes on the nose. Animal and dried herbs on the palate, with alcohol and a bit tannins keeping it alive and kicking. Juicy fruits in the middle.

A bit of dusty rose, blackberries, spices, animal and savory notes on the nose. Animal and dried herbs on the palate, with alcohol and a bit tannins keeping it alive and kicking. Juicy fruits in the middle.

Nov 21st, 2020
Josh Morgenthau

Enjoyable. Some pleasant chinon notes; black pepper and purple florals. But pretty rustic.. some volatile acidity. Not a bad value cellar wine.

Enjoyable. Some pleasant chinon notes; black pepper and purple florals. But pretty rustic.. some volatile acidity. Not a bad value cellar wine.

Apr 1st, 2020
Brent Mayeaux

Production Burn Cottage Vineyard

9.3

Probably my favorite Cab Franc. I had this 3 or 4 months ago and still think about it. Drink this and tell me terroir doesn't exist.

Probably my favorite Cab Franc. I had this 3 or 4 months ago and still think about it. Drink this and tell me terroir doesn't exist.

2 people found it helpfulOct 14th, 2015
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

Chinon symphony in full effect. 2002.

Chinon symphony in full effect. 2002.

2 people found it helpfulSep 1st, 2014
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

9.1

7000th wine in Delectable, cool.

7000th wine in Delectable, cool.

1 person found it helpfulMar 10th, 2017
Jay Boberg

Limestone, flint and a subtle fruit finish - remarkable

Limestone, flint and a subtle fruit finish - remarkable

1 person found it helpfulDec 19th, 2016
Kirk Wallace

'07 beautiful. iron and flowers. Crushed blue fruits and rocks. Yet not at all heavy. Very young.

'07 beautiful. iron and flowers. Crushed blue fruits and rocks. Yet not at all heavy. Very young.

1 person found it helpfulJan 13th, 2016
Eric Hwang

Green, lean, and mean. Closest reminder of my tastings in Loire which wasn't always a good thing.

Green, lean, and mean. Closest reminder of my tastings in Loire which wasn't always a good thing.

1 person found it helpfulSep 27th, 2015
William Gordon

Everything about this '07 chinon sings. Just enough age so the smoke and wood starts to peek out from behind those still kicking bright red fruit.

Everything about this '07 chinon sings. Just enough age so the smoke and wood starts to peek out from behind those still kicking bright red fruit.

1 person found it helpfulSep 19th, 2015
Scott Frank

Cab Franc time machine.

Cab Franc time machine.

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2014