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2012 Olga Raffault Chinon Rose
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2012 Olga Raffault Chinon Rose

Producer: Olga Raffault
Style: Rose
Grape Type: Cabernet Franc
Origin: France
Region: Loire

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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July 2013

Bright orange-pink.  Pungent, mineral-accented aromas of redcurrant, dried rose and smoky minerals.  Blood orange and red berry flavors show very good intensity and lift, with a suave honeysuckle nuance gaining strength with air.  Finishes smooth and long, with lingering mineral and floral notes and a hint of bitter citrus zest.

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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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