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J.M. Raffault Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2011 Wine Review

J.M. Raffault Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2011

J.M. Raffault Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2011

Loire A.C., France

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2013-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: J.M. Raffault

Agent: Le Sommelier Inc.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Very tart, but pleasantly so with some herbal notes on the id-palate and finish. Sour cherry and cranberry with lots of acidity for roast chicken or turkey. Medium-bodied and supple Old World Cabernet Franc from the heart of the Loire Valley. The vines for this wine are planted between the plateau that rests between the Loire and Vienne Rivers, which creates a concentrated wine with terrific nuances.

Cabernet Franc food pairings: Brazilian slow-cooked pork, beef and black bean stew, roast chicken.

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This J.M. Raffault Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2011 was reviewed on January 24, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Malolactic fermentation for this French red wine took place in 3-10 year old barrels and then the wine was aged for 12 months on its fine lees, both processes contributing richness and smoothness to the wine. It was aged in the ancient caves of the Loire Valley that comprise its famous truffeau. - Community Wine Reviews

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