Domaine Les Roches (Alain et Jérome Lenoir)

Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.2313 ratings
9.279 pro ratings
Chinon, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
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
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
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.

1 person found it helpfulOct 14th, 2015
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
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