Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.3167 ratings
9.268 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
Beau Carson

Gorgeous and evocative. Tobacco, violets, roses, tart cherry, and so much Earth.

Gorgeous and evocative. Tobacco, violets, roses, tart cherry, and so much Earth.

May 31st, 2018
Grayson Hartley

Winemaker David Girard Vineyards

9.8

Wish I hadn't rated all those other dumb wines so high

Wish I hadn't rated all those other dumb wines so high

1 person found it helpfulApr 18th, 2014
Chris MacLean

There's wet, musty paper along with dominant green peppers and chalk. On some sips the decent length and expressiveness convinced me it wasn't corked.

There's wet, musty paper along with dominant green peppers and chalk. On some sips the decent length and expressiveness convinced me it wasn't corked.

Dec 10th, 2016
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

9.0

Took an hour to come around

Took an hour to come around

Jul 2nd, 2016
Mel Sisaithong

Beautiful mature nose but extremely tight.

Beautiful mature nose but extremely tight.

May 13th, 2016
Scott Wren

Wow! This is ultimate funk. I had a 1990 vintage in my cellar and have no idea why. 25 years young.

Wow! This is ultimate funk. I had a 1990 vintage in my cellar and have no idea why. 25 years young.

Jan 26th, 2016
Tom Inners

Ummm...delicious!?!
An incredibly balanced wine and hitting its stride here now 26yrs later. Tannins and acid were on point and right in my wheel house. I could go for 750mL more.

Ummm...delicious!?!
An incredibly balanced wine and hitting its stride here now 26yrs later. Tannins and acid were on point and right in my wheel house. I could go for 750mL more.

Jan 5th, 2016
Andrew Holloway

Apex of cab franc

Apex of cab franc

Nov 9th, 2015
Ryan Wofford

This 25 yr old #chinon cab franc is still absolutely beautiful. Sanguine color, poured out of #coravin so still had a little funk on the nose that quickly reveals wet earth and mushroom tones, plenty of delicate fruit left. I'd say it's hit its peak, but I'm going to keep a little around to try down the road.

This 25 yr old #chinon cab franc is still absolutely beautiful. Sanguine color, poured out of #coravin so still had a little funk on the nose that quickly reveals wet earth and mushroom tones, plenty of delicate fruit left. I'd say it's hit its peak, but I'm going to keep a little around to try down the road.

Nov 2nd, 2015
Justin Timsit, MS

Wine Director, The Rittenhouse

9.6

Still really primary and fresh

Still really primary and fresh

Oct 2nd, 2015