Tag Archives: Cabernet Franc

In My Glass: Château La Tour Grise ZEC Rosé

The Château La Tour Grise ZEC Rosé undoubtedly will be one of the most memorable rosés – if not the most memorable – I enjoyed during the summer of 2013. Made from 100% Cabernet Franc grapes, which are certified biodynamic and organic, the ZEC is both evocative and delicious. We enjoyed the wine over two evenings. […]

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In My Glass: 2011 Ehlers Estate St. Helena Sylviane Rosé of Cabernet Franc

As someone who has spent the majority of her career working in the non-profit world, I certainly appreciate companies like Ehlers Estate, which have a purpose beyond making a profit. Ehlers Estate is one of the few wineries, and perhaps the only, to give away all of their profits.  When TJ at The Urban Grape […]

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Beyond Malbec: Exploring Cabernet Franc from Argentina

There just are not enough bottlings of Cabernet Franc available, in my opinion. I find the varietal intriguing and enjoyable – perfumy and floral, with notes of pencil lead, chocolate, raspberry, and pepper. Most of the best examples of it as a single varietal come from Chinon in the Loire, but it is also at […]

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April Trade Show Round-up – Languedoc and The Loire

Languedoc – L’Aventure Languedoc  Languedoc , including Roussillon, is the largest wine producing region of not only France, but the world. However, only lately have sales of the region’s wines seen an uptick due to the increasingly favorable perception of the region. Though there have always been producers of quality wine here, the majority of wine was […]

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He Said, She Said: Loire Valley Wines 2011 Boston Trade Tasting

KATRIN – I was so looking forward to the Loire Valley Wines tasting on April 4 – we are huge fans of wines from the Loire and had a really great time at the tasting at the W Hotel last year. But it was also the location, as neither of us had been to Fenway […]

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