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2008 Domaine Lavigne Saumur Champigny
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2008 Domaine Lavigne Saumur Champigny

Producer: Domaine Lavigne
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Franc
Origin: France
Region: Loire

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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2010

($17) Bright purple. Pungent aromas of blackberry, cherry, dried flowers and blood orange. Pure, juicy and on the tight side; showing more vibrancy than sweetness or flesh. But this has vivid, focused fruit and finishes with good clarity and tangy persistence. (Cynthia Hurley Wine Imports, West Newton, MA)

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About the Loire Valley

With the exception of Sancerre, which has been a hot item in the U.S. market in recent years, Loire Valley wines are among the most underappreciated of France. The wines made from vineyards alongside France's longest river are aromatic, brisk, and generally..
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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is one of the three principal varieties in Bordeaux, as well as being the dominant variety in the fine wines of the western Loire Valley. In Bordeaux's Left Bank, Cabernet Franc serves as a blending component adding aromatic complexity to the more muscular Cabernet Sauvignon. On the Right Bank, the grape is found in the clay soils of St. Emilion, where it...
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