Olga Raffault

Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé

9.0245 ratings
9.155 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
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9.1

Limpid orange. Fresh red berries, nectarine and a building floral quality on the mineral-tinged nose. Juicy and focused on the palate, displaying lively red currant, strawberry, peach and dusty mineral qualities. Finishes very long and silky, with repeating florality and a late touch of succulent herbs. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2020)

Limpid orange. Fresh red berries, nectarine and a building floral quality on the mineral-tinged nose. Juicy and focused on the palate, displaying lively red currant, strawberry, peach and dusty mineral qualities. Finishes very long and silky, with repeating florality and a late touch of succulent herbs. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2020)

Jun 12th, 2020
Jae Cho

Adequate but not in the league w/ the rest of the Raffault stable. For my money I’d buy edmundsstjohn.

Adequate but not in the league w/ the rest of the Raffault stable. For my money I’d buy edmundsstjohn.

Aug 30th, 2019
Lance E. Farman

Fresh af.

Fresh af.

Jun 10th, 2019
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

7.9

Varietally correct, but perhaps a bit much on the extraction for my taste. Quite hulking and structural, very ashy and soapy after a sweet, simple nose.

Varietally correct, but perhaps a bit much on the extraction for my taste. Quite hulking and structural, very ashy and soapy after a sweet, simple nose.

Feb 5th, 2019
Ezekiel Hampton

‘12. Refreshing and funky. Yum.

‘12. Refreshing and funky. Yum.

Feb 17th, 2018
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.0

Raping the market for the price! Cab franc rose that I crush with chicken pot pie like mom use to make it!

Raping the market for the price! Cab franc rose that I crush with chicken pot pie like mom use to make it!

3 people found it helpfulJul 14th, 2015
Nolen L

2013 vintage. Very lean and delicate. Hints of herbaceousness and tart fruit, though mainly chalky, saline, mineral notes. Refreshing. Enjoyable.

2013 vintage. Very lean and delicate. Hints of herbaceousness and tart fruit, though mainly chalky, saline, mineral notes. Refreshing. Enjoyable.

2 people found it helpfulNov 11th, 2014
Austin Hohnke

Lovely, floral, tart berries. Medium bodied with nice fruit concentration. Great acidity to balance the fruit and lengthen the finish.

Lovely, floral, tart berries. Medium bodied with nice fruit concentration. Great acidity to balance the fruit and lengthen the finish.

1 person found it helpfulAug 8th, 2018
Andrew Tow

Founder The Withers Winery

9.2

Delicate and lovely. Still plenty of life.

Delicate and lovely. Still plenty of life.

1 person found it helpfulJul 13th, 2017
Maggie Meroney

Joyeux Noël. Perfect with the scents and spices of the season. A rosé with and for stuffing.

Joyeux Noël. Perfect with the scents and spices of the season. A rosé with and for stuffing.

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2014