Le Pré Vaujour

Chinon Cabernet Franc

8.722 ratings
8.82 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
Sipping Fine Wine

From the Lorie Valley, deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits and crush floral notes. On the palate flavors of plum and blackberry with woodsy notes. Medium grippy tannins and finish, ending with earthy herb character.

From the Lorie Valley, deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits and crush floral notes. On the palate flavors of plum and blackberry with woodsy notes. Medium grippy tannins and finish, ending with earthy herb character.

Oct 12th, 2020
Meg Herring

Tart berries, earthiness, and bell pepper notes.

Tart berries, earthiness, and bell pepper notes.

Jun 24th, 2018
Vasanth Balakrishnan

I’ve been anticipating my first #chinon taste. This wine started out tight - right after pouring you get a pronounced meaty nose which opens up to floral and subtle vegetal notes and laid back dark fruit. Plenty of acidity on the palate, reserved red fruit, leather, dried violets finishing with structured tannins. Fantastic wine to have with food, but also delicious by itself.

I’ve been anticipating my first #chinon taste. This wine started out tight - right after pouring you get a pronounced meaty nose which opens up to floral and subtle vegetal notes and laid back dark fruit. Plenty of acidity on the palate, reserved red fruit, leather, dried violets finishing with structured tannins. Fantastic wine to have with food, but also delicious by itself.

Sep 26th, 2020
Ben Hemani

Not our favorite. Has strange “stick-like” back taste.

Not our favorite. Has strange “stick-like” back taste.

Jul 8th, 2020
Robert

Maybe a little young

Maybe a little young

Jun 6th, 2020
Brad Frerich

Fruit nose, Fruit taste, Earthy finish

Fruit nose, Fruit taste, Earthy finish

Jun 24th, 2019
Anil Saxena

Where has Cabernet Franc been all my life. This is a supple, jammy, earthy, beauty of a red. It’s inexpensive and so good with...anything. I heard from @Byron C Mayes that is was a red good with pork. He was so right. It held up to spicy foods and opened up so nicely. Great find!

Where has Cabernet Franc been all my life. This is a supple, jammy, earthy, beauty of a red. It’s inexpensive and so good with...anything. I heard from @Byron C Mayes that is was a red good with pork. He was so right. It held up to spicy foods and opened up so nicely. Great find!

Sep 23rd, 2018
Judy Gern

Good stuff full bodied with just the right amount of funk.

Good stuff full bodied with just the right amount of funk.

Apr 26th, 2018
Jordan Roberts

Cork pop was pretty straight forward: Black fruit and raisin. After 45 minutes in the decanter it gave way to some wonderful day old tobacco and a slight leather note. Very enjoyable would buy again.

Cork pop was pretty straight forward: Black fruit and raisin. After 45 minutes in the decanter it gave way to some wonderful day old tobacco and a slight leather note. Very enjoyable would buy again.

Apr 20th, 2018
MaJ CappS

Floral nose mixed with cellar dust


Light and tart when it first hits your tongue, changing to moist tobacco and sharp berry fruit. Copious amounts of tomato stalk.
Young, this needs a couple of years to mellow.
I admit, I get a bit excited around cab franc, and lose my patience.

Floral nose mixed with cellar dust


Light and tart when it first hits your tongue, changing to moist tobacco and sharp berry fruit. Copious amounts of tomato stalk.
Young, this needs a couple of years to mellow.
I admit, I get a bit excited around cab franc, and lose my patience.

Mar 5th, 2018