Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.3146 ratings
9.356 pro ratings
Chinon, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Deep, balanced and gamey, green bell pepper, menthol, mint leaf, dark berries and a long complex finish.

Deep, balanced and gamey, green bell pepper, menthol, mint leaf, dark berries and a long complex finish.

Mar 25th, 2019
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.3

Deep red, light green, brambly fruit core, remarkably fresh and wide aromatics and flavors, quite youthful. Less graphite than I’d have imagined, more pure fruit. In the zone.

Deep red, light green, brambly fruit core, remarkably fresh and wide aromatics and flavors, quite youthful. Less graphite than I’d have imagined, more pure fruit. In the zone.

Jul 21st, 2018
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
Christine Havens

'Les Picasses' lies along a riverbank on a fairly steep slope that is primarily alluvial clay overlaying chalk and limestone. The vines are over 50 years old and the site is known to produce wines with fabulous purity and minerality. As such the Olga Raffault 'Les Picasses' Chinon 1989 has had time to mellow, the aromas are quite lovely—lavender, game, worn leather, a touch of barnyard, and cellar dust. There is a throaty, sensual wildness to this wine, punctuated by a vein of bright acidity and minerals. Everything I love in Loire Valley Cab Franc.

'Les Picasses' lies along a riverbank on a fairly steep slope that is primarily alluvial clay overlaying chalk and limestone. The vines are over 50 years old and the site is known to produce wines with fabulous purity and minerality. As such the Olga Raffault 'Les Picasses' Chinon 1989 has had time to mellow, the aromas are quite lovely—lavender, game, worn leather, a touch of barnyard, and cellar dust. There is a throaty, sensual wildness to this wine, punctuated by a vein of bright acidity and minerals. Everything I love in Loire Valley Cab Franc.

2 people found it helpfulJun 6th, 2015
Pavle Milić

Speechless. So good and alive (insert pearl jam tune here)

Speechless. So good and alive (insert pearl jam tune here)

May 30th, 2015
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.1

Zuni magic last night. #ladywine

Zuni magic last night. #ladywine

May 25th, 2015
Ezra Chomak

Dust, iron, blood, red and blue currants. Young, pure, and very vibrant for 89!

Dust, iron, blood, red and blue currants. Young, pure, and very vibrant for 89!

Apr 12th, 2015
Alexis Davis Iaconis

Hospitality Director Copain Wines

8.9

Aromatic, high acid and medium plus tannins. Roasted bacon and eucalyptus. Garnet brown in color

Aromatic, high acid and medium plus tannins. Roasted bacon and eucalyptus. Garnet brown in color

Apr 10th, 2015
Paul Chung

1989 vintage is surprisingly super fragrant, peppery on the nose, soft balance

1989 vintage is surprisingly super fragrant, peppery on the nose, soft balance

Mar 24th, 2015
Belinda Venuti

Amazing

Amazing

Feb 27th, 2015