Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cabernet Franc 2003

Cabernet Franc from Loire, France

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Item No. 83360
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Winemaker's Notes

Actually a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, this is one of the greatest wine values in the world. Anything wine from this 100% organic producer is generally fabulous, and here at Wine.com we haven't tasted a better Cabernet for the price in a long time. Stock up!

"Alluring aromas of cassis, licorice and black cherry are balanced against notes of tobacco and black olive, wrapped in a silky, textural tension that makes this wine feel lithe and poised. A perfect bistro red."
-Wines & Spirits 90 Points

Learn About Clos Roche Blanche

Touraine, a Loire Valley appellation, designates a rather large viticultural area around the city of Tours. The vineyards of Clos Roche Blanche, planted on the Touraine hills bordering the Cher river by the Roussel family at the end of the 19th century, have remained in the family since. Catherine Roussel took over this 28 hectare estate in 1975, and was later joined by Didier...

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Learn About Loire

It's unfortunate that this region is so under appreciated and overlooked - the wines from the Loire Valley are outstanding. They are delicious examples of varietal and soil expression and the wide range of wines is so refreshing. Dry, sweet, sparkling, red, white… all represented here in the Loire. The main white grapes are Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds...

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Learn About Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc(cab-uhr-NAY frahnk) Right Place, Right time You won't often find this grape bottled as a single variety as it can lean towards earthy, vegetal tendencies (think green pepper & olives). Its typical place is in a blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or both. Cabernet Franc's home is the right bank of Bordeaux. It is an integral part in...

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