Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.11584 ratings
9.2519 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
Jay Kline

Fresh, zippy black currants and game. Pretty tannic still.

Fresh, zippy black currants and game. Pretty tannic still.

Mar 21st, 2018
Tracy Hall

Decant and enjoy! Smooth with a great backbone. Blue fruits violets and very clean.

Decant and enjoy! Smooth with a great backbone. Blue fruits violets and very clean.

Mar 5th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Floral with red and black fruits and exotic spices on the nose. Medium/plus acidity and firm tannins. Alcohol is medium with visible legs. Body is medium/plus. On the palate, notes of red cherries and cranberry with some spices and a long finish.

Floral with red and black fruits and exotic spices on the nose. Medium/plus acidity and firm tannins. Alcohol is medium with visible legs. Body is medium/plus. On the palate, notes of red cherries and cranberry with some spices and a long finish.

Jan 9th, 2018
Tracy Hall

Polished (decanted for 1 hour) with a floral nose and smooth black fruits finish. Paired well with braised lamb shanks ala Rajat Par. SS

Polished (decanted for 1 hour) with a floral nose and smooth black fruits finish. Paired well with braised lamb shanks ala Rajat Par. SS

Oct 2nd, 2017
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.1

As usual this Olga Raffael Chinon does not disappoint. It has just a bit of charming brett-y funk, and really pretty sour red fruit and tomato character that is just barely on the correct side of the ripe vs unripe fulcrum.

As usual this Olga Raffael Chinon does not disappoint. It has just a bit of charming brett-y funk, and really pretty sour red fruit and tomato character that is just barely on the correct side of the ripe vs unripe fulcrum.

Oct 1st, 2017
Vincent Seufert

My Labor Day wine. Sad to see summer come to an end but alway looking forward to fall, which this wine is perfect for.

My Labor Day wine. Sad to see summer come to an end but alway looking forward to fall, which this wine is perfect for.

Sep 5th, 2017
Ben Levy

This wine goes down smooth like a family of worms slithering down ones throat. The acidic level is fairly high to medium sulfuric. Literally not one tannin is present. Some key fruits include raspberry, dingleberry, and tomato. I would pair this with Krokodil and horse flesh to really bring out all its magic. The quality of producer is up in the air but I can guarantee these grapes were dropped in horse manure prior to fermentation. 5 stars.

This wine goes down smooth like a family of worms slithering down ones throat. The acidic level is fairly high to medium sulfuric. Literally not one tannin is present. Some key fruits include raspberry, dingleberry, and tomato. I would pair this with Krokodil and horse flesh to really bring out all its magic. The quality of producer is up in the air but I can guarantee these grapes were dropped in horse manure prior to fermentation. 5 stars.

11 people found it helpfulAug 12th, 2014
Morgan Harris

Head Sommelier Aureole New York

9.1

Interesting to drink these wines young when I've had so many more mature versions. Appealing now, but this is one for the long haul without any of the much-too-muchness that marks many Loire wines from that year.

Interesting to drink these wines young when I've had so many more mature versions. Appealing now, but this is one for the long haul without any of the much-too-muchness that marks many Loire wines from that year.

9 people found it helpfulJul 28th, 2014
Julia Weinberg

In perfect shape - if bourgogne rouge, cote du py & st Joseph had a baby it would taste like this: aromatic, juicy, savory, delicious.

In perfect shape - if bourgogne rouge, cote du py & st Joseph had a baby it would taste like this: aromatic, juicy, savory, delicious.

8 people found it helpfulOct 4th, 2014
jams jerfy

watermelon jolly rancher, cherry jolly rancher, cedar shingle and mushroom. if that sounds bad to you then you're missing the point.

watermelon jolly rancher, cherry jolly rancher, cedar shingle and mushroom. if that sounds bad to you then you're missing the point.

6 people found it helpfulDec 17th, 2015