Tag Archives: Cabernet Franc

Loma Larga’s Cool Climate Wines from Chile’s Casablanca Valley

Located in Lo Ovalle, the coolest part of Chile’s Casablanca Valley just 15 miles from the ocean, Loma Larga has been the first winery in the valley to plant red varieties like Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Syrah, all self-rooted since … Continue reading

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Cabernet Franc Selections from Chile

Our recent tastings of five Chilean Cabernet Francs from producers in Casablanca and Colchagua suggests this variety is likely to become a more important part of Chile’s wine industry offerings in the near future. When we last travelled through Chile  for our Report … Continue reading

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Chopin and Octagon at Barboursville: Wine and Music Pairing

Everyone talks about wine and food pairing. But what about wine and music pairing? We discovered this entirely new area of inquiry quite by accident yesterday. Luca Paschina, winemaker at Barboursville, invited us to a vertical tasting of the winery’s … Continue reading

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2007 Dominus: An Amazing 97 Points from IWR!

Our lunch with Christian Mouiex a few months back prompted this vertical tasting covering 20 years of Dominus, a California wine with a French spirit. The full results can be found at iwinereview.com. Included in the tasting was the 2007 … Continue reading

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Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Melon (Muscadet) and More from the Western Loire

Our Report # 22 Grapes and Wines of the Western Loire has just been released at iwinereview.com. The Western Loire is home to many small, artisanal producers making truly unique, food-friendly wines from Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Melon (Muscadet) and … Continue reading

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Raats Wine: The Loire in Stellenbosch

Raats is a rarity in South Africa—a winery that specializes in just a couple of varietals. In this case, it’s Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc, which just happen to be two of the most popular varietals of the Loire. Since … Continue reading

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Chinon Clos de la Dioterie: Blast from the Past

Anticipating our upcoming issue on the Wines of the Loire [excluding Sauvignon Blanc, which was covered in Report #17 of the International Wine Review], I decided to try the bottle of 1995 Clos de la Dioterie, produced by Charles Joguet, … Continue reading

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