A Bargain You Can’t Miss

Beautiful clear light ruby and pink edges which stain slightly and nicely.  Barely a trace of funk, but giant cedar-box and decomposed granite and tart cherry fruit over salted licorice.  Dusty rose floral with nice cassis notes toying with green-stemmy stuff and sweet oak displayed in late-aeration.

I don’t typically get enthused–or even participate–about *Wine-Days* or *Wine-Weeks* but this Cab Franc Day thing I can totally get behind.  So many versions and variables!  A couple of main styles, and I have to admit for the first 20 years of my wine-life I ONLY was exposed to the Bordeaux-style: from BDX or CA.  This is a NINETEEN DOLLAR WINE.  Lively and bright, but with enough brooding deep-dark-stuff going on to make California-wonk sit up and notice.

In the mouth, more beautiful fruit laden with acid, a stunning concentration and depth.  Goes a bit simple in the middle before tight fruit brings around effortless, precise tannins.  Holy wow what a great wine.

2012 CHARLES JOGUET Chinon France  12.5

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