Domaine Les Roches (Alain et Jérome Lenoir)

Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.2309 ratings
9.278 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
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
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
Scott Frank

Cab Franc time machine.

Cab Franc time machine.

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2014
Collin-Peter Casey

Northern California Sales Manager Weygandt-Metzler Importing

9.4

Delicious and ready to go

Delicious and ready to go

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2014
Jonathan Whitehead

Exactly what I wanted this to be- funky, feral, cab franc- bret-y, barnyard, and grassy, with a deep berry core. Was perfect from a 2001 magnum at an outdoor brunch on a warm CA day. Uber-natural winemaking, on the edge of what I can classify as "enjoyable"

Exactly what I wanted this to be- funky, feral, cab franc- bret-y, barnyard, and grassy, with a deep berry core. Was perfect from a 2001 magnum at an outdoor brunch on a warm CA day. Uber-natural winemaking, on the edge of what I can classify as "enjoyable"

1 person found it helpfulNov 8th, 2013
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

9.1

7000th wine in Delectable, cool.

7000th wine in Delectable, cool.

Mar 10th, 2017
Bryan Garcia

Sales Grand Cru Selections

9.0

🍁🍁🍂🍁🍁🍁

🍁🍁🍂🍁🍁🍁

Dec 11th, 2016
Chris Stambaugh

2005, gorgeous. As complex & elegant as great red Burgundy

2005, gorgeous. As complex & elegant as great red Burgundy

Nov 7th, 2016
Kirk Wallace

Seems bigger than the 12.5% on the back label. Still very pure fruit. Ultimately, too hot to drink.

Seems bigger than the 12.5% on the back label. Still very pure fruit. Ultimately, too hot to drink.

Jul 7th, 2016
Peter van den Besselaar

Vin nature, true to type. Partner of pig's head, quite good! - at Gebr. Hartering

Vin nature, true to type. Partner of pig's head, quite good! - at Gebr. Hartering

Feb 9th, 2016