Domaine Laporte

2011 "Le Bouquet" Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

France: Loire Valley

Offer Expired:Dec 16, 2012 at 11:59 pm
$30.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Le Retour à la Loire

We have not had the good fortune to showcase a French Cabernet Franc since 2008. It is with great pleasure that we offer you a lovely, youthful Franc from the pristine Loire Valley in central France. The Loire is notable for its castles and its wines - our favorite is Cabernet Franc.

Today’s wine is bright and fresh, with an easy acidity that makes the wine a wonderful companion for a diverse range of foods. We recommend a loaded burger or a plate of soft cheeses with a crusty baguette.

This Franc is not made in the fruit-forward California style - rather, in the more austere and earthy French style. Be sure to decant, and witness a transformation of fruit and body with the wine showing off more complex flavors and an elegant feel.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Youthful in appearance with a deep purple hue. The brilliant color expresses a beautiful iridescent quality.

Smell:

Rich, well developed, and balanced with aromas of dried black cherry, black olive and a subtle hint of spice. Earthy undertones meld with hints of graphite and soft herbs.

Taste:

Fruit forward and rich with flavors of dried cherry, rose petals, and violets, supported by soft hints of green peppercorn and black olive.

Finish:

Clean and medium long in length with gradually drying tannins that provide a slight pucker at the lips and cheeks.

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Offer Expired:Dec 16, 2012 at 11:59 pm
$30.00
Avg. Price
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