Domaine de Beauséjour Chinon Cabernet Franc 2014

Ratings on Delectable

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

Elegant and bright, floral and citrus galore, nice acid spine.

Elegant and bright, floral and citrus galore, nice acid spine.

Josh Reeder-Esparza

Dusty, raisin & plumb on the nose - not a great deal of character

Dusty, raisin & plumb on the nose - not a great deal of character

8.4

Jordan Wardlaw

Good potential for cellaring but still a baby right now. Today showing tart red fruits and very green herbaceous character on the mid palate and finish. Surprisingly grainy and dry tannins for such a low alcohol wine, but I think the acid and the mineral presence enhanced my perception of that. A bit angular and disjointed right now but I feel it has enough primary fruit to develop nicely in bottle over the next 3-5 years.

Good potential for cellaring but still a baby right now. Today showing tart red fruits and very green herbaceous character on the mid palate and finish. Surprisingly grainy and dry tannins for such a low alcohol wine, but I think the acid and the mineral presence enhanced my perception of that. A bit angular and disjointed right now but I feel it has enough primary fruit to develop nicely in bottle over the next 3-5 years.

8.8

Zachary Price

Whelp, sorry I’ve neglected you, my fellow winos - I realize now that the wine journey must continue! This is a Cabernet Franc that I had picked up to complete a blind Cab Franc tasting that was unfortunately blindsided by a family cold - nevertheless, it was drunk tonight! This is a French, Loire Valley, Cabernet Franc - an old world classic. This one is from Chinon, (North of Bordeaux, south of Paris), which unlike the majority of the Loire Valley, produces mainly red wines. Structurally grown on limestone beds, the wines tend to be alkaline and sometimes tannic yielding to wines better drunk young than cellared for decades. Domaine de Beauséjour is a bed and breakfast winery, producing ~120k bottle a year, all Cabernet Franc. This bottle was picked up at the local PCC. Enjoyed with some quesadillas! ~$20 | #cabfranc #chinon #frenchfriday On the eyes: Deep ruby, pinking out at the edges, med+ concentration, bright, med tears, no gas, floc present (a bit hazy). On the nose: floral and a tinge of citrus (think citron peel), herbaceous (think thyme) brought together with rhubarb, and currants, med alcohol. On the tongue: Med+ tannin, Med+ acid, med alcohol, tight. Tart cherry, red currants, hints of tobacco, finished with a clean mineralty. Would benefit from decanting and drinking with food - a serviceable table wine.

Whelp, sorry I’ve neglected you, my fellow winos - I realize now that the wine journey must continue! This is a Cabernet Franc that I had picked up to complete a blind Cab Franc tasting that was unfortunately blindsided by a family cold - nevertheless, it was drunk tonight! This is a French, Loire Valley, Cabernet Franc - an old world classic. This one is from Chinon, (North of Bordeaux, south of Paris), which unlike the majority of the Loire Valley, produces mainly red wines. Structurally grown on limestone beds, the wines tend to be alkaline and sometimes tannic yielding to wines better drunk young than cellared for decades. Domaine de Beauséjour is a bed and breakfast winery, producing ~120k bottle a year, all Cabernet Franc. This bottle was picked up at the local PCC. Enjoyed with some quesadillas! ~$20 | #cabfranc #chinon #frenchfriday On the eyes: Deep ruby, pinking out at the edges, med+ concentration, bright, med tears, no gas, floc present (a bit hazy). On the nose: floral and a tinge of citrus (think citron peel), herbaceous (think thyme) brought together with rhubarb, and currants, med alcohol. On the tongue: Med+ tannin, Med+ acid, med alcohol, tight. Tart cherry, red currants, hints of tobacco, finished with a clean mineralty. Would benefit from decanting and drinking with food - a serviceable table wine.

8.7

D Maria Halstead

Dry, smoky, rich in color and flavor. Like it

Dry, smoky, rich in color and flavor. Like it

9.5

Andrew Schirmer

Deep purple, inky. Graphite and earth. High acid--pucker up! Rustic, and not for everybody.

Deep purple, inky. Graphite and earth. High acid--pucker up! Rustic, and not for everybody.

8.7

Liz O'Neal

Damp, rustic basement vibes. tastes like it was recently unearthed from a cellar - brush off the dust and enjoy. Post Women's March with Suzie, Hannah S & Erin

Damp, rustic basement vibes. tastes like it was recently unearthed from a cellar - brush off the dust and enjoy. Post Women's March with Suzie, Hannah S & Erin

8.4

Location

  • 4011 24th St
    San Francisco, CA 94114

  • Hours:
    Monday-Thursday: 11AM-8PM
    Friday-Saturday: 11AM-9PM
    Sunday: 11AM-6PM

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