Le Macchiole

Paleo Bolgheri Cabernet Franc

9.138 ratings
9.110 pro ratings
Bolgheri, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Nice round darker fruit and chocolate. Beautiful bottle evolution.

Nice round darker fruit and chocolate. Beautiful bottle evolution.

Sep 3rd, 2016
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.2

Holy guacamole!!!! This is maremma!!!! We were drinking really good Santa Barbara Pinot and honestly it would be really hard to go back to California wines after drinking this. Impeccable balance, finesse and elegance

Holy guacamole!!!! This is maremma!!!! We were drinking really good Santa Barbara Pinot and honestly it would be really hard to go back to California wines after drinking this. Impeccable balance, finesse and elegance

Feb 26th, 2016
Eric Hwang

Big and earthy with a distinct green pepper aroma that reminded me of early WA Cab Franc. Even a bit of jalapeño pepper on the palate. Decanting helped smooth out the rough edges.

Big and earthy with a distinct green pepper aroma that reminded me of early WA Cab Franc. Even a bit of jalapeño pepper on the palate. Decanting helped smooth out the rough edges.

Dec 13th, 2015
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

Last bottle of this beauty. Pure, great volume & lengthy! Wish I had more!

Last bottle of this beauty. Pure, great volume & lengthy! Wish I had more!

Oct 25th, 2015
Tom Riley

2007. Accessible right away. Smooth, precise, great balance. Can't wait until I run into this beauty again. Thanks, Phil Jensen.

2007. Accessible right away. Smooth, precise, great balance. Can't wait until I run into this beauty again. Thanks, Phil Jensen.

Sep 8th, 2015
Tracy Hall

Wow. Surprisingly great. Balance and structured without being over the top. Very well made Franc.

Wow. Surprisingly great. Balance and structured without being over the top. Very well made Franc.

May 4th, 2015
Bryan Lipa

100% Cabernet Franc from Tuscany! Silky smooth, good acid, impressive...

100% Cabernet Franc from Tuscany! Silky smooth, good acid, impressive...

Jul 14th, 2014
Nicolas Duchesneau

Paleo 2007

Au nez c’est discret, un peu de verdure mais assez muet, première lampée, c’est rêche et vert, je retiens mon souffle, avec la passage en carafe le nez s’ouvre un peu toujours vert et terreux mais on sent que ca se dégourdit. En bouche c’est bon, cerise griotte, épices, mache, l’acidité est bien présente, je reconnais le style de Paleo que j’aime bien.

Paleo 2007

Au nez c’est discret, un peu de verdure mais assez muet, première lampée, c’est rêche et vert, je retiens mon souffle, avec la passage en carafe le nez s’ouvre un peu toujours vert et terreux mais on sent que ca se dégourdit. En bouche c’est bon, cerise griotte, épices, mache, l’acidité est bien présente, je reconnais le style de Paleo que j’aime bien.

Dec 20th, 2020
Hickoryburger

Corked

Corked

Nov 6th, 2018
Peter Sultan

Fascinating entry to Italian expression of cab franc on its own. Sleek but a philly, real powerful & expressive, bell peppers on steroids. A hit w crowd

Fascinating entry to Italian expression of cab franc on its own. Sleek but a philly, real powerful & expressive, bell peppers on steroids. A hit w crowd

Jan 9th, 2017