Quite pale, almost garnet in color with a mild light red fruits nose, raspberry and the like. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with soft red fruits dominating, some cherries and the like. On the light side of medium in length it displays some soft tannins and acidity. I was shocked to learn this was a cab franc, and it is probably one of the softest cab francs I’ve had. Honestly, blind it’s not easy to tell this is a cab franc. If you buy this wine be sure and pair it with something light , pork, or salmon or you don’t have a hope of tasting the wine. I’m hard pressed to give this wine more and an 87-88. It’s not a bad wine by any means, just very mild, if I had more I’d probably return them. Cab franc for the non cab franc lovers 🙂 This is a wine from the Loire region of France. From the LCBO web site: Check stock:
Made from organic Cabernet Franc grapes hand-harvested from vines with an average age of 35 years. A fruit-forward wine showing vibrant red fruit aromas and flavours. A perfect match for a range of uncomplicated dishes.
Bottle Size:750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13%Made In:Loire, FranceBy:Chateau De ChaintresVarietal:Cabernet Franc