Well known for producing profound Chenin Blanc, Chateau D’Épiré also harnesses the Anjou region as Cabernet Franc territory, bringing us this lively & herbaceous cuveé. It’s velvety, mouthwatering & downright intoxicating with notes of white pepper, eucalyptus & salty olives.
As the fourth generation to farm his family’s domaine, Eric Chevalier is nothing short of a rising star winemaker in the Loire Valley. His Val de Loire cuvee accentuates classic notes of Cabernet Franc, with aromas of tobacco & green pepper, with tart red berry all over the palate.
Chanteleuserie Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Irene 2019
Domaine de Chanteleuserie really set themselves apart stylistically in Bourgueil. They put in extra effort to preserve freshness and acidity in their wine, resulting in clean, spicy, herbal Cabernet Franc with no tannic harshness. For quality, affordable Cab Franc, Chanteleuserie is as good as they come.
Domaine des Roches Neuves Saumur Champigny Cuvee Domaine 2019
From one of the finest appellations for Cabernet Franc, this Saumur boasts notes of red currants, earth, and pepper. Fresh on the palate yet amply structured, this is a fine Cabernet Franc indeed, pairing beautifully with roast turkey or chicken.
Catherine and Pierre Breton working with Cab Franc is like Leonardo working with oil. C&P founded Domaine Breton in 1982, so it’s safe to say Cab Franc is in their wheelhouse. Fresh, vegetal, and classic, this Chinon has spot-on varietal character and superb drinkability. Pair with lamb or olive tapenade.
Rarely can we find structure and ‘glou-glou’ in the same bottle. But here, Catherine and Pierre Breton hit us with both: classic peppery Cabernet Franc structure with a juiciness that when served chilled, is the perfect bistro bottle.
Ashes & Diamonds Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hen Vineyard 2018
The fruit for this bottle comes from legendary biodynamic Napa Valley estate, Aurajo, in the Oak Knoll district of Napa Valley. The well-draining gravel soils of Oak Knoll mirror that of Bordeaux, resulting in an elegant, powerful, and structured Cabernet Sauvignon.
Le Petit Saint Vincent Saumur Champigny Les Poyeux 2016
4th generation vigneron, Dominique Joseph, is farming some of the most prized parcels of Cabernet Franc to make this bottle. With perfectly southwest facing vines, these grapes are treasured. Well balanced with notes of green pepper, ripe plums, and thyme, this wine is easily enjoyed with pizza.