- Our Clubs
"An attractive, easygoing, low-level Bordeaux with modest black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with underbrush and loamy soil notes, and a medium-bodied, delicate finish, the 2013 Lalande Borie can be drunk over the next 3-4 years."- Wine Advocate
Domaine de Beauséjour has 27 hectares of Chinon AOC vineyards, and a total surface area of 93 hectares. The original farm was purchasd by Jacques Chauveau in 1951; his son Gerard inherited the property in 1968 and decided to plant vineyards; today, he and his son David produce the wines from 100% Cabernet Franc.This is cool climate, crisp Cabernet Franc as you would expect from Chinon. Smelsl and tastes of pomegranate and red plums, with a bit of ruby grapefruit, tamarind, green olive, and tarragon. Perfect wine for you, assuming you know and enjoy the Parisian Bistro, food-friendly, bright acidity style of Cabernet Franc.
This medium body wine reveals herbal notes of Italian seasonings, cherry, crushed leaf and red plum on the nose with dark chocolate, cherry, raspberries on the palate. This wine is fresh and youthful and ready to drink.
This is wine is an explosion of pure aromas, with fruits and sweet spices perfectly blended: to unwrap them is a wonderful tasting experience! At the palate the entrance is supple, warm and mouth lling with a good minerality and pleasant acidity which balance the silky tannins, giving freshness and longevity.
This wine is easy to enjoy on a hot day or as an aperitif.
Dark black garnet, with deep ruby hues. Opens with wild herbs to an expansive core of black raspberry and strawberry accented by delicate cinnamon and dark chocolate. The palate shows clean slate-like minerality; chocolaty, pliable tannins an elegant acid backbone.
"A serious cabernet franc with structure and density as well as a mineral, spice character. Full body, round tannins and a pretty austere finish. Shows potential. Drink or hold."- James Suckling
This was a warm year, but one without any drought periods. Yields were relatively high and there was a great synergy between Merlot and Cabernet Franc that ended up producing an extremely pleasurable wine.
The deep intense colour shows bricking in keeping with its age.
The nose is concentrated with very ripe black fruit and crème de cassis aromas, as well as hints of chocolate, orange, violet, and liquorice. The oak is well-integrated with empyreumatic nuances of toasted almonds. Perfectly defined tertiary aromas have appeared over time: truffle, forest floor, and fruit in brandy. 1999 Cheval Blanc has remained very fresh.
It starts out very flavoursome and velvety on the palate, with plenty of fruit and a hint of cedar. This smooth, silky Cheval Blanc has great length, although without the concentration of great vintages.
This vintage has opened up quickly and is already proving to be charming and delicious. It provides a great deal of pleasure and has reached its peak. 1999 Cheval Blanc epitomises the synergy between concentrated, but well-balanced Merlot, and elegant, aromatic Cabernet Franc.
Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
"This big, smoky wine has great richness and a big, concentrated structure. The feel is dark, solid, based on spice, new wood and ripe black plums touched with red berries, the tannins sheltering beneath."- Wine Enthusiast
Dominus is created by French winemaker Christian Moueix, who crafted the wines of Chateau Petrus (a bottle of which recently sold at auction as one of the most expensive wines ever sold). The Dominus estate owns the historic Napanook Vineyard that was the base of so many of the historic Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignons of the 1950s and 1960s. It is considered one of the finest reds of Napa Valley, and this venerable "First-Growth" producer of Napa Valley continues to have incredible success with the 2014 vintage, following their outstanding 2013 vintage which received three 100-point scores from Robert Parker, Antonio Galloni and James Suckling.
A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, and 7% Cabernet Franc.
"Gorgeous nose with lots of dark fruit like plum and blueberries. Crushed pepper and chalk with wild strawberries and vanilla. Dense and velvety on the palate with superbly polished tannins and great depth. It's absolutely gorgeous now but needs at least five to six years of bottle age to really shows its great quality."- James Suckling
"The blend is largely dominated by 85% Merlot, with some Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Cabernet Franc also included. Inky/purple-colored, the wine has an exceptionally full-bodied, layered, moderately tannic mouthfeel and impressive power. Loads of melted chocolate/fudge and black fruits galore along with some coffee bean, mocha, as well as some background oak are all present in this big, formidably endowed, masculine style of Pomerol that will take longer to shed its tannin than the 2009. I would give this wine 5-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30+ years. "- The Wine Advocate
Color: Intense ruby red color with purple shades
Bouquet: distinctive herbaceous scent, elegant and spicy
Taste: Velvety flavor, soft, slightly bitter, young but full
Food Pairings: meat and tasty cheeses Serve: tastes best when served at 16˚ to
The unique terroir of our rocky, higher elevation Mount Veeder estate combines a cool, marine-influenced climate with exceptional sun exposure to naturally develop Cabernet Franc’s inherently earthbound, spice and black fruit flavors. This classic Bordeaux varietal possesses both power and poise, and contributes layered, uplifting fruit and concentrated earthen flavors to our Signature Cabernet Sauvignon each year.
Impressing upon us its hallmark characteristics of blackberry, cocoa and spice box aromatics, 2014 Signature Cabernet Franc’s luscious blueberry, plum, cassis and cola flavors are complemented by an earthy core of finely ground espresso and oolong tea.
Adding depth and intrigue, notes of dried sage and leather intermingle with exotic hints of star anise and cigar smoke. A persistent finish enhanced by refined tannins make this expressive Cabernet Franc a noble example of the variety hailing from the Mount Veeder AVA.