Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.1165 ratings
9.149 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
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
Chris Leon

"Can't find a rafFault!" - dad saying dad jokes

"Can't find a rafFault!" - dad saying dad jokes

2 people found it helpfulApr 20th, 2015
Sarah Bray

A more subdued vintage, but apparently the perfect pairing for Harissa-spiked spinach and Lentil, Hazelnut, and Celeriac salad from Yotam Ottolenghi's 'Plenty' cookbook: the dark fruits and savory notes sang with the earthiness of the dishes .#chinon #cabernetfranc

A more subdued vintage, but apparently the perfect pairing for Harissa-spiked spinach and Lentil, Hazelnut, and Celeriac salad from Yotam Ottolenghi's 'Plenty' cookbook: the dark fruits and savory notes sang with the earthiness of the dishes .#chinon #cabernetfranc

1 person found it helpfulOct 21st, 2015
Beau Carson

Earthy, clay, leather, funk, and beautiful. Tasted this a few weeks ago and did not enjoy it, but decided to buy a bottle for $22 and try it again. Decanted it for awhile and it was beautiful. May buy some more to age.

Earthy, clay, leather, funk, and beautiful. Tasted this a few weeks ago and did not enjoy it, but decided to buy a bottle for $22 and try it again. Decanted it for awhile and it was beautiful. May buy some more to age.

May 15th, 2017
Eddie Townsend

Winery Ambassador Hyde de Villaine

9.3

Delicious, clean and a slight funk at the same time. A great wine for Bond night.

Delicious, clean and a slight funk at the same time. A great wine for Bond night.

Nov 7th, 2015
June Winters

Plums, cherry, spice. Autumn becomes you.

Plums, cherry, spice. Autumn becomes you.

Sep 25th, 2015
ONX Wines

Hospitality Lead ONX Wines

8.0

Well made but left me wanting more...Tannin? Structure? Age? I'm not quite sure....a rather indistinct wine

Well made but left me wanting more...Tannin? Structure? Age? I'm not quite sure....a rather indistinct wine

Aug 21st, 2015
Colin Howard

Owner Oso Market in Portland

8.9

Pdx

Pdx

Jul 30th, 2015
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

Textbook. These wines age incredibly... but impatience also has its rewards.

Textbook. These wines age incredibly... but impatience also has its rewards.

Jul 17th, 2015