• MRichman wrote:

    November 23, 2016 - Black coffee, dark acid, tacky tannins. Date, a bit of baking spices, fine juicy tannins. Soft and round for a Cab Franc. A bit of black pepper, earth. Good. Not falling off any time soon.

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  • Flavito wrote: 83 points

    November 14, 2011 - Tiring, some VA and harsh acidity coming up. Drink up.

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  • Flavito wrote: 84 points

    November 6, 2011 - Starting to come down, still enjoyable, but drying finish.

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  • Sakas Does not like this wine: 80 points

    April 21, 2011 - I agree with valecnik's note below, I would have mistaken this for a Pinot Noir. There was some simple red fruit and some dark earth and it was fairly light bodied yet it was flabby and lacking interest with an astringent finish. It drank much like a very basic Bourgogne from a poor year. Tasted immediately upon opening, with an hour's decant, and the following day. I'll stick to Chinon from now on I think.

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  • Flavito wrote: 87 points

    March 4, 2011 - Still going nice and smooth.

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  • valecnik wrote: 85 points

    February 11, 2011 - What a curious wine. For a Cab Franc it tastes remarkably like Pinot Noir. Silky texture, some sweet spice, a hint of earth -- all strangely Pinot-like. I found this quite pleasing at first but in time I realized that if it does in fact taste like Pinot, it's a flabby Pinot lacking depth and acidity. Given the comments of others I now wonder if this was an off bottle. Since it was my first Anjou it's hard to say.

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  • jjclips2 wrote: 90 points

    December 4, 2009 - I have always thought that this was an undervalued, underappreciated bottling. This is great juice. Fruit driven nose with a lot of cherry, red plum, almost candied fruits. Cassis and black cherry on palate, quite darker and richer than remembered, but with great acid, and light tannins making this easy to drink. Slight chocolate from somewhere sneaks in. Great value. I think "br" sums it up best.

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  • kwalitsch wrote: 90 points

    November 22, 2008 - Diverse Loire Wines (David's House): Taste of soft blueberries and oak.

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  • dbp wrote: 88 points

    November 22, 2008 - Diverse Loire Wines (My House (Portland, OR)): Great nose. Smells like you took a slice of bell pepper and scooped out a bunch of rich strawberry jam, then covered in with a bit of caramel. Nice strawberries on the mid-palate. Fairly light and not very long on the finish. A nice quaffing wine, but the nose is delicious.

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  • br wrote:

    June 26, 2008 - this is the go-to wine when you're tired of the "scrutinize, swirl, swish, spit" routine, yet you still want a very well made, versitile, great value red. don't intellectualize it, analyze it or study it. slurp it up with whatever is on the table tonight.

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