The catch with these Chinon darlings who deliver so damn well is that you must love Cabernet Franc in all it's divisiveness. I do, but my first thought is this can't really be pleasing to everyone. They're astringent and abrasive and not as open armed hey how ya doing as most.
Ogla's Les Barnabés is easier to get to know, though, and something I thoroughly enjoyed - one part green and two parts red. Stem, wood chips and cedar and double dose of finger staining wild raspberries. — 19 days ago
Another beautiful Cab Franc. More on the herbal, vegetal side. — 12 days ago
Excellent. Smooth and balanced. One of the best can francs we’ve had. Birthday wine. Kurt wine. — 14 days ago
Delicious chinon- black pepper, blackberry, cassis, smoke, wet earth. Damn good. — 2 months ago
Nose is very savory and funky but taste is almost sweet. Lots of juicy fruit, jalapeño, tomato. — 3 months ago