Pierre Chainier

2012 Quintessence Chinon Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

France: Loire Valley

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Mission Briefing


The Star of Loire

Today’s Pierre Chainier 2012 Quintessence Chinon Cabernet Franc is a beautifully elegant 100% Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley.

We love our Cab Francs here at TWS. Agent Red in particular, is always on the lookout for more. Today’s French Franc leans a bit more on structure and terroir rather than the fruit-forward nature of many California Francs. This elegant flavor profile is a beautiful change of pace, and makes today’s wine a spectacular pairing for a wide variety of meal options.

Please enjoy today’s French treat with our highest recommendation.

Tasting Profile


Perfectly diffused dark cherry red throughout the glass, with flecks of lighter ruby shining through.


Very crisp and clean on the nose, with fruit forward notes of mulberry, wild strawberry, and black cherry joined by a touch of dried fallen leaves, sweet tobacco leaf, and a hint of a fresh spring garden.


Very elegant, with a classic French flavor profile through and through. Black cherry, sweet plum, and fresh raspberry are framed against California bay leaf, tobacco leaf, dried cranberry, cassis, and a lovely dried herbal element that perfectly frames the other flavor components.


Smooth and supple, with great structure and velvety tannins that leave a slight pucker at the edge of the tongue.


Skewers of pork tenderloin, sweet onion, and red pepper, finished with a fresh balsamic glaze.

What the Winery Says

Francois Chainier
Loire Valley, France
Fruit Variety
100% Cabernet Franc

About the Winery

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