2014 Bourgueil Cabernet Franc

Country: France
Region: Bourgueil
Grape(s): Cabernet Franc
Year: 2014
Maker: Damien Lorieux
Price: $15

I know I have had cab francs before – the low price allure of Loire reds drew my attention years ago, though I typically stuck more to Grenache from Spain and Italian Barberas in my hunt for bargain wines. It wasn’t until last year when I had one where I was paying attention and while the wine itself wasn’t all that good, it was interesting enough to make we want to look for more.
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2014 Bourgueil Cabernet Franc

2011 Columbia Valley Red Blend

At a glance:

Country: USA
Region: Wahluke Slope (Columbia Valley, WA)
Grape(s):Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc (45/38/17)
Year: 2011
Maker: Desert Wind

Price: $20

It has been a while since I wrote anything about wine. The drinking of it hasn’t stopped, although in truth I also haven’t had anything in the last few months that really compelled me to write about it (save for a really good riesling from Alsace that I had a restaurant and wasn’t interested in taking notes on). Anyways, it has been a while, so time to get back to it. Continue reading “2011 Columbia Valley Red Blend”
2011 Columbia Valley Red Blend

2014 Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc

At a glance:

Country: France
Region: Saumur Champigny
Grape(s): Cabernet Franc
Year: 2014
Maker: Domaine Joulin

Price: 14.99

I know at some point I have had a cab franc before, but it had been a while, so in my last wine store outing I bought one. I got it mostly since I didn’t remember (or never knew?) what cab francs tasted like, and because it was a grape I had heard of.  Also because it was from the Loire valley where I will hopefully be traveling later this summer. Also because it was under $15 (which, let’s be honest, was the trump card here).

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2014 Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc