This is from a region typically more known for their whites.  The owner of this winery is the son and nephew of the owners of Clos Rougeard, a "cult" wine in the Loire Valley.  This is Cabernet Franc from old vines.  It is a very nice wine.  Purple/ruby in color.  The nose has a slight barnyard with cherries, black licorice and slight hay quality.  On the palate, concentrated cherries.  Nice layering as this unwinds in the glass.  It has a soft texture but at the some time intense.  Long finish.  Certainly not over ripe, this wine will work better with food.  It would be interesting to try in a warmer vintage.  It may have room for further improvement over the next five years and should be good for a decade more after that.  It will go well with meat dishes and casseroles.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93
Vintage: 
2013
Current Price: 
$80.00USD

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