Olga Raffault Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2013

$29.99

To provide merely a few sentence-summation on the late Olga Raffault's story would be an injustice to her impact. Her story is compelling far beyond wine, so for brevity's sake, we'll focus on the wine. Olga's granddaughter, Sylvie, has taken the reins of the winemaking duties with her husband, Eric. Les Picasses is Raffault's most popular vineyard, producing Cabernet Franc that has a proven track record ofandnbsp;aging and improving gracefullyandnbsp;for decades. This comes from 50+ year old vines rooted in clay and limestone soil on a steep slope overlooking the Vienne River. Garnet in color, the earthy nose belies the politely rustic nature of the wine. On the palate, dark cherry, bell pepper, and black pepper make way for a stellar finish of fine tannins, minerality and pleasant acidity. A lively vintage for Picassesandnbsp;thatand#39;s a treat already but should find its full potential over the next 10 years. This wine is lovely with Peking Duck or Korean BBQ.andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp;

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Ratings on Delectable

Jonathan Wall Delectable Pro

Starts with a touch of funk. And rolls into very peppery charred cherry. Still bright and sharp. Would love to see what happens in 5 years but we couldn't resist our only two bottles.

Starts with a touch of funk. And rolls into very peppery charred cherry. Still bright and sharp. Would love to see what happens in 5 years but we couldn't resist our only two bottles.

9.1

Ian Staub Delectable Pro

Profoundly earthy, with a great helping of pyrazine. Restrained fruit- blackberry and raspberry, and a garden-full of freshly turned soil, herbs and spices. Great balance of acid and tannin. Rustic and compelling - curious to see where this goes in a few more years.

Profoundly earthy, with a great helping of pyrazine. Restrained fruit- blackberry and raspberry, and a garden-full of freshly turned soil, herbs and spices. Great balance of acid and tannin. Rustic and compelling - curious to see where this goes in a few more years.

8.9

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

Fresh, zippy black currants and game. Pretty tannic still.

Fresh, zippy black currants and game. Pretty tannic still.

8.9

Lee Pitofsky Delectable Pro

Floral with red and black fruits and exotic spices on the nose. Medium/plus acidity and firm tannins. Alcohol is medium with visible legs. Body is medium/plus. On the palate, notes of red cherries and cranberry with some spices and a long finish.

Floral with red and black fruits and exotic spices on the nose. Medium/plus acidity and firm tannins. Alcohol is medium with visible legs. Body is medium/plus. On the palate, notes of red cherries and cranberry with some spices and a long finish.

9.3

Nicolas Duchesneau

Tres beau, peut tenir la route encore quelques années. Dommage que la SAQ ne le tienne plus a 27$ c’est une aubaine

Tres beau, peut tenir la route encore quelques années. Dommage que la SAQ ne le tienne plus a 27$ c’est une aubaine

9.0

Aschwin de Wolf Delectable Pro

Second 375 ml bottle of the 2013 vintage this week. Green forest, pencil shavings, peppery, and sharp red fruits. Bone dry, tart, olives, herbal. Fruit plays second fiddle here. Quite tannic. Long finish that fades into a sustained cacao note.

Second 375 ml bottle of the 2013 vintage this week. Green forest, pencil shavings, peppery, and sharp red fruits. Bone dry, tart, olives, herbal. Fruit plays second fiddle here. Quite tannic. Long finish that fades into a sustained cacao note.

8.8

Alan Snitow

A bit light

A bit light

8.8

David Lee

Floral nose, light bodied, fresh raspberry, violets, soft tannins and long spicy finish. J’adore!

Floral nose, light bodied, fresh raspberry, violets, soft tannins and long spicy finish. J’adore!

9.1

Margot Mazur

Very airy and floral on the nose, with raspberry and blackberry light notes. Medium tannin, smooth wine with black cherry on the palate, some light pepper. Very smooth and easy drinking wine, but there's something about it that speaks to you. Very juicy. The length goes on for ages, and the fire in your throat reminds you to appreciate the wines complexity. Very, very good.

Very airy and floral on the nose, with raspberry and blackberry light notes. Medium tannin, smooth wine with black cherry on the palate, some light pepper. Very smooth and easy drinking wine, but there's something about it that speaks to you. Very juicy. The length goes on for ages, and the fire in your throat reminds you to appreciate the wines complexity. Very, very good.

9.0

Luke Bucciarelli

Notes of hamster cage, which I really like about it

Notes of hamster cage, which I really like about it

8.9

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    New York, NY 10001

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    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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