Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.117 ratings
9.41 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
Josh Morgenthau

Signature manure and violets on the nose, purple flowers and forest floor. Very balanced and pretty, incredible acid and chalky minerals all the way through the finish. Great if not quite the brilliant energy and structure of 2014. Such a unique and iconic expression of cab franc. Upgrade to 9.4 after a few days open. Just beautiful.

Signature manure and violets on the nose, purple flowers and forest floor. Very balanced and pretty, incredible acid and chalky minerals all the way through the finish. Great if not quite the brilliant energy and structure of 2014. Such a unique and iconic expression of cab franc. Upgrade to 9.4 after a few days open. Just beautiful.

Sep 21st, 2021
Colin Cahoon

Tart cranberry, cedar, cinnamon, tart cherry, and raspberry. Medium light tannins, low alcohol, and high acid with a eucalyptus after note.

Tart cranberry, cedar, cinnamon, tart cherry, and raspberry. Medium light tannins, low alcohol, and high acid with a eucalyptus after note.

Jan 9th, 2022
Ryan Guy

Barnyard funk blows off with air, revealing graphite, mulberry, plum, and cigar box. Shows finesse on the palate with notes of milk chocolate, cranberry, dried strawberry, and spice. Tannins are softening and approachable, but no rush here. Great length. Solid QPR. Very well done!

Barnyard funk blows off with air, revealing graphite, mulberry, plum, and cigar box. Shows finesse on the palate with notes of milk chocolate, cranberry, dried strawberry, and spice. Tannins are softening and approachable, but no rush here. Great length. Solid QPR. Very well done!

Jan 6th, 2022
Victor Colombo

Great start to 2022

Great start to 2022

Jan 5th, 2022
Cheylsea Lauren

Forest floor, like dry leaves. Violet, cherry, blackberry, a little bit of green pepper at the end. Soft tannins.

Forest floor, like dry leaves. Violet, cherry, blackberry, a little bit of green pepper at the end. Soft tannins.

Nov 6th, 2021
Pooneet K

Classic Raffault. Always a good value on a list. Good pairing with the steak au poivre at Raouls.

Classic Raffault. Always a good value on a list. Good pairing with the steak au poivre at Raouls.

Sep 30th, 2021
Erika Turner

Gimme

Gimme

Aug 21st, 2021
Colin Cahoon

The nose exhibits savory, floral, and bright red fruit notes - fresh raspberry, fresh strawberry, tart cherry, raw meat, lavender, and French oak. The palate starts with smokey cherry with cola and cocoa kicking in mid-palate. Medium tannins, medium minus alcohol, and high acid. A top notch Chinon that is still bright and vibrant.

The nose exhibits savory, floral, and bright red fruit notes - fresh raspberry, fresh strawberry, tart cherry, raw meat, lavender, and French oak. The palate starts with smokey cherry with cola and cocoa kicking in mid-palate. Medium tannins, medium minus alcohol, and high acid. A top notch Chinon that is still bright and vibrant.

Aug 13th, 2021
Turd Ferguson

Can’t go wrong with Olga if you like funky rustic earthy balanced old world cab franc

Can’t go wrong with Olga if you like funky rustic earthy balanced old world cab franc

Aug 4th, 2021
Larry Kooper

Good earthy taste

Good earthy taste

Jun 18th, 2021