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2017 Domaine les Pins "Les Rochettes" Bourgueil Rosé

Domaine les Pins sits in the heart of Bourgueil. It is an area that is lately garnering attention for the quality of their Cabernet Franc-based red wines. There is also a more recent history of really fun rosé production that should not be overlooked. Some of the best and most unique pink wines from the Loire come from Bourgueil. 


Inventory: Redwood City

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Deligeroy "La Petite Marquise" Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé Top Pick!
Deligeroy "La Petite Marquise" Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé

Wine Enthusiast: "This pale rosé sparkling wine is brightly crisp. With its attractive red currants and berryies cut with intense acidity, this young, tense and fruity wine is ready to drink. (RV)" (5/2018) K&L Notes: A wine with tiny, long-lasting bubbles, Deligeroy's Crémant de Loire Rosé is a lovely gleaming pink color with a delicate, nervy nose and aromas of fresh red fruit. It's lively on the attack and has enticing aromatic intensity and brightness. Well balanced in the mouth, this sparkler is enhanced by a fresh but subtle finish. The wine is stored for at least 12 months on r... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2016 Domaine de Pallus "Messanges" Chinon

90 points Wine Spectator: "A very fresh style, with high-pitched red currant and bitter cherry notes, lined with a mouthwatering iron streak. Bright savory and floral accents add lift on the finish. Very pure. (JM)" (9/2017) K&L Notes: After working in such esteemed wineries as Mouton-Rothschild in Bordeaux, Santa Rita in Chile and Palacios in Priorat, Bertrand Sourdais went on to make his own award winning wines in the Ribero del Duero. Originally from the Loire Valley, when his father's retirement was looming in 2003, Sourdais returned to his native Chinon. Since then he has been crafting he... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 90

2016 Joël Taluau "Expression" Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil

Joël Taluau is a fabulous grower in St. Nicolas de Bourgueil known for making some of the purest expressions of Cabernet Franc in the Loire, which are unmarred by the intrusion of oak. He was also the first producer in the appellation to begin domaine bottling. These days, Joel makes wines with the help of his son-in-law, Thierry Foltzenlogel. Their "Expression" comes from vines up to 35 years old, planted on a hillside with clay and limestone. The terroir is perfect for a youthful expression of Cabernet Franc that's immediately drinkable and fresh, with... Read More » 


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2014 Charles Joguet "Les Varennes du Grand Clos" Chinon (Elsewhere $38)

94 points Wine & Spirits: "Charles Joguet was a sculptor and painter when he took over his family’s vineyards in 1957. He began to bottle his own wine and determined to keep the parcels separate, a practice that paid off, given the family’s prime holdings, like this 11.4-acre parcel at the base of a gravelly hillside. Today, the vines at this site date to 1962 and 1976 and are farmed with organic practices by Kevin Fontaine. They produce a sophisticated Chinon with red-currant briskness and a floral buzz. Luscious and giving, it feels electric, the kind of franc that’s hard to res ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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W&S 94 WS 92

2016 Bernard Baudry "Les Grézeaux" Chinon

From one of the appellation's most outstanding producers, imported by the inimitable Kermit Lynch, who says: "Not only does he have the talent to make delicious and consistent wines, vintage to vintage, but he is also fortunate enough to have vineyard land that showcases many of the varied soil types of the appellation." The Grézeaux vineyard is rich in gravelly soils, with vines that average 65 years of age. The vineyard (like all of Baudry's sites) is farmed organically, harvested entirely by hand, de-stemmed and put into gravity-fed cuves where it is ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

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2015 La Source du Ruault Saumur-Champigny Rouge Top Pick!
2015 La Source du Ruault Saumur-Champigny Rouge

I first met vigneron Jean-Noël Millon while attending an organic wine fair in the South of France. The wines were impressive, so we arranged to meet on my trip through the Loire a couple of months later. A visit to the winery led to a trip through the ancient cellar, which had been carved from the chalky stone below (known as tuffeau) two centuries before. As we progressed from chamber to chamber, it began to feel more like a spelunking expedition. Ancient coins were pressed into the walls by past workers, the old wine press was still intact, even the ol... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2014 La Source du Ruault "Sensei" Saumur-Champigny Rouge (Previously $25)

I first met vigneron Jean-Noël Millon while attending an organic wine fair in the South of France. The wines were impressive, so we arranged to meet on my trip through the Loire a couple of months later. A visit to the winery led to a trip through the ancient cellar, which had been carved from the chalky stone (known as tuffeau) below two centuries before. As we progressed from chamber to chamber, it began to feel more a like a spelunking expedition. Ancient coins were pressed into the walls by past workers, the old wine press was still intact, even the ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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1995 Couly Dutheil "Baronnie Madeleine" Chinon

Maison Couly-Dutheil is undeniably one of the finest estates of Chinon with eighty acres of prime Chinon vineyards as well as seven hectares of Saumur and Saumur Champigny. The estate's Chinon holdings are impressive indeed as they spread over three distinct Chinon terroirs: Sand and gravel along the Vienne River which produce light and fruit driven wines, siliceous slopes and plateaus which impart a certain finesse and elegance to Chinon; and finally clay and limestone slopes which produce Chinon's most serious and profound wines. In the most successful... Read More » 


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2016 Catherine et Pierre Breton "Trinch!" Bourgueil

This is an everyday Cabernet Franc from organic and biodynamic growers Pierre and Catherine Breton. (Their name, coincidentally, is also the local word for Cabernet Franc.) Made from their younger vines grown on gravelly soils, this is the perfect introduction to this producer's range--youthful, with bright cherry fruit, spicy black pepper and savory herbs. Delicious! 


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2002 Couly Dutheil "Baronnie Madeleine" Chinon

Working in wine retail, we are often asked about what wines to age and how long one should age them. Truth be told, it depends. Chinon, for example, produces both wines that are intended to be drunk young and fresh and wines that are built to age for ten or more years. In step with the French notion of terroir, Cabernet Franc from Chinon heavily reflects the soil in which the vines are grown. The soil of Chinon can be divided into three main types: alluvial silt terraces composed of gravel and sand that sit along the banks of the Vienne River; Turonian ... Read More » 


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2016 Domaine Noiré "Soif de Tendress" Chinon

Chinon tends to be an overlooked region but one that rewards those who venture into its territory with affordable, food-friendly and captivating, aromatic wines. Cabernet Franc is prized within France for its versatility. It’s thought of as a bistro wine, but don’t consider that a bad thing—it’s not a knock on Cabernet Franc or a dismissive descriptor insinuating the wine is basic. The grape’s ability to fit into any weeknight meal, from rich vegetable-based dishes to burgers to tomato or vinegar-based sauces (think barbecue or pasta), has earned it that... Read More » 


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2013 Bodegas Aleanna "Gran Enemigo" Cabernet Franc Gualtallary Argentina Top Pick!
2013 Bodegas Aleanna "Gran Enemigo" Cabernet Franc Gualtallary Argentina

99 points James Suckling: "This is a fabulous wine with blackberry, dark mushroom, blueberry and white pepper character. Full body, fine tannins and fantastic depth and length. Goes on for minutes. A magnificent red. Beautiful encore to the superb 2012. Drink or hold." (6/2017) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Winemaker/owner Alejandro Vigil keeps the hits coming with this complex but highly appealing blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Robust aromas of balsamic black fruits and licorice ease into a round lush tannic palate. Lightly herbal flavors of blackberry, cassis, pepper and baking spices end with ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Catena Appellation Cabernet Franc San Carlos

Over the past five or so years, Catena has been fine tuning their range, producing wines of more specific origin from their vast vineyard holdings. Originally planted in 2007, these 20 hectares of Cabernet Franc (which Laura Catena notes, is the same acreage that Cheval Blanc has planted to the variety!) represent a significant investment, though not a suprising one given the grape's popularity and proven ability to produce very good wine in the Uco Valley. 


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2015 Justin "Justification" Paso Robles Cabernet Franc-Merlot

From the winery: "At JUSTIN®, we combine traditional Old World methods—like hand-harvesting and small-barrel aging in French oak—with New World technology. For example: the “Air Knife,” an ingenious process invented by our winemakers, boosts grape quality and efficiency. Once the grapes are harvested, our winemakers-some of the best in the business-gather to sort, select, age, taste, blend and decide what goes into every bottle." 52% Cabernet Franc, 48% Merlot Tasting notes: "This wine expresses the spirit of a few right bank Bordeaux producers who hig... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2014 Blackbird "Paramour" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (Previously $120)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another terrific example of Blackbird is the 2014 Proprietary Red Paramour, a fabulous blend of 84% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot. The Cabernet Franc comes from the Stagecoach Vineyard. Consultant Aaron Pott said he thinks they have a magical spot for it on that large eastern Napa Valley mountain site. This is terrific stuff from the super-intense fragrance of white flowers and forest floor to the blueberry, black raspberry and graphite notes. The wine hits the palate with dazzling fruit intensity, loads of glycerin, a round, juicy, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


1997 Couly Dutheil "Clos de l'Olive" Chinon

Working in wine retail, we are often asked about what wines to age and how long one should age them. Truth be told, it depends. Chinon, for example, produces both wines that are intended to be drunk young and fresh and wines that are built to age for ten or more years. In step with the French notion of terroir, Cabernet Franc from Chinon heavily reflects the soil in which the vines are grown. The soil of Chinon can be divided into three main types: alluvial silt terraces composed of gravel and sand that sit along the banks of the Vienne River; Turonian ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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2015 Domaine de l'Enchantoir "Le Pied à L'Étrier" Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame Rouge

90 points Wine Spectator: "Quite fresh, with bouncy acidity and a mouthwatering bay leaf and bramble frame around a core of black cherry and steeped plum fruit. Light anise, alder and tobacco hints line the finish. Drink now through 2020. 1,200 cases made. (JM)" (5/2018)  


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WS 90

2015 Clos St-Julien, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "Some meaty barrel-derived aromas with attractive spices across graphite and deep plum aromas. The palate has very attractive and appealing dark cherry flavors with plush, velvety tannins. Very long. Try from 2022." (2/2018) 94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Represented by Jeffrey Davies Selections, the 2015 Clos Saint Julien is blockbuster stuff from a tiny vineyard owed by Catherine Papon-Nouvel, who’s also the owner and winemaker at Petit Gravet Aîné (and her 2015 from this estate is brilliant as well!). Made from equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc, its deep ruby/plum color is followe ...Read More » 


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Chateau de Miniere "Bulles de Miniere" Petillant Natural Rouge

Chateau de Miniere is making some outstanding Cabernet Franc in the Loire Valley but one of their truly standout wines is this sparkling red. A fulll skin contact red with bubbles in it. The wine finishes its fermentation in the bottle in Petillant Natural style leading to a unique drinking experience. You have to try it to believe it. 


Inventory: San Francisco

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2014 Lagarde "Guarda" Cabernet Franc Lujan de Cuyo

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Chinon-like 2014 Guarda Cabernet Franc had a combination of bell pepper, mint, incense and cigar box that transported me to the Loire Valley. The palate has those fine-grained, sharp tannins and very good freshness. Love it or hate it, this will surely divide people. It should age magnificently." (12/2016) K&L Notes: Produced from vines in the Pedriel sub-zone, this wine absolutely is Cabernet Franc in character, with a combination of a savory and subtly snappy green character aligned with a real richness and velvety mouth feel. Good Chinon comes to mind, which s... Read More » 


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RP 92



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2016 Habit Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Franc

91 points Vinous: "The 2016 Cabernet Franc is a Loire-inspired wine, but with California richness, especially in its fruit. The 80% whole clusters add aromatic nuance and bring out the more floral/savory side of Franc. Lifted and delicate in feel, the 2016 is another winner from Habit. (AG)" (9/2017)  


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VN 91

2013 Element Finger Lakes New York Cabernet Franc

Winery Notes: "This is the "biggest"wine of the range in terms of body, but it is deftly balanced and elegant. It was fermented and aged for 36 months in neutral French puncheons which subdued the variety a bit; however, there remains a pure varietal signature showing cassis, cedar and carob chocolate aromas. The palate is "juicy" and a touch "leafy" with some firmer tannins, and it is structured (even mineral), and it develops with a silky and firm length." 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Bodegas Aleanna "Gran Enemigo" Mendoza

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 El Gran Enemigo is a blend of some 40% Malbec, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% each Cabernet Franc and Merlot, quite a different blend from the 2011 vintage, but also all from Gualtallary in the Uco Valley. The idea for this blend is to only use grapes from limestone soils, always a blend, while the single vineyard from Gualtallary is basically a varietal Cabernet Franc. 2012 was a little cooler than 2011, but there's a lot more Malbec here, and there are less herbal aromas and more floral tones. There's hardly any oak in these wines now; they ar ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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RP 95 VN 92



1989 Couly Dutheil "Clos de l'Olive" Chinon

Direct from the Estate!!! Made from 100-year-old cabernet franc vines, growing on unique limestone and clay soil, this wine is dense and extremely complex. A magnificent example of a fine Loire red from what is arguably Chinon's greatest producer. Great aging potential, too. Full bodied and concentrated, a great vintage for Clos de L'Olive with abundant fruit, sweet rich mouthfeel and ripe juicy tannins. Very impressive wine for drinking now till 2010+ These wines evolve into the pinnacle of elegance, with haunting aromas of rich plummy fruit, sweet her... Read More » 


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2016 Clos St-Julien, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Vinous: "The 2016 Clos Saint Julien is magnificent. In many vintages, ripeness is pushed to the edge, or perhaps even beyond, but in 2016 all the elements come together to yield a Clos Saint Julien that is long on class and elegance. There is plenty of fruit intensity and richness, but the wine remains light on its feet, aromatically expressive and profoundly beautiful. Readers should expect a relatively understated Clos Saint Julien built on persistence more than heft. (AG)" (4/2017) 93-94 points James Suckling: "Very tight and intense with lots of dark fruit and minerals. Full body, polished ...Read More » 


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2013 Keenan Spring Mountain District Cabernet Franc

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of Napa Valley’s most successful Cabernet Francs, Keenan’s 2013 Cabernet Franc, is 100% estate Cabernet Franc from their holdings on Spring Mountain. Beautiful blueberry and raspberry fruit interwoven with spring flowers jumps from the glass of this wonderfully balanced and elegant, yet authoritative wine. It is rich, medium to full-bodied, but at the same time ethereal and finesse-oriented. This is a great example of Cabernet Franc at its best B intense, but elegant. This should last for at least another decade. (RP)" (12/2015) 93 points Vinous: "The 2013 Cabernet Franc ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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RP 94 VN 93

2014 Charles Joguet "Clos de la Dioterie" Chinon

92 points Wine Spectator: "Solid, with a broad, fleshy feel to the mix of smoldering bay leaf, tobacco and warm dark olive notes that meld steadily with a core of gently steeped red currant and damson plum fruit. Approachable now. (JM)" (2/2018) K&L Notes: Home to the oldest vines of Charles Jouguet, the Clos de la Dioterie is a single vineyard that faces northeast. Naturally limited to an average yield of 30hl/ha, this is the last parcel harvested each vintage. Aged in 1-3 year old barrels for 12-15 months. 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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WS 92



2017 Habit "Coquelicot Vineyard" Santa Ynez Cabernet Franc

Winemaker's Notes: "Certified CCOF Organic. 80% whole cluster fermentation with 20% crushed, fermented in a tall steel open top fermenter, foot stomped, free run gravity fed daily, then gravity fed back over the top for a very long slow fermentation over three weeks. Aged in a large Puncheon on the lees until bottling. This wine is a stunner! Bright fruit, earth and spice." 


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2014 Keenan Spring Mountain District Cabernet Franc

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Keenan has always done a knock-out job with their Cabernet Franc, and their 2014 Cabernet Franc from their estate vineyards on Spring Mountain (100% of this variety) shows wonderful forest floor, white flowers, and raspberry and blueberry notes that clearly suggest a cool climate wine. Medium to full-bodied, with a beautiful deep ruby/purple color, and terrific purity and texture, this is a beauty to drink now or cellar for another 10-15 years. (RP)" (12/2016) 90 points Vinous: "The 2014 Cabernet Franc is bright and tightly wound, but also a touch austere. Although not espec ...Read More » 


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RP 91 VN 90

2008 Giuseppe Quintarelli "Alzero" Caberent Franc (Pre-Arrival)

The estate of Giuseppe Quintarelli, the Veneto’s most important producer, has received justifiable renown for its near-mythical Amarone, Recioto and the cult wine, Alzero. As resolute traditionalists, the Quintarelli estate follows the winemaking protocol established by Giuseppe, practices he learned from his father and grandfather. Therefore, Quintarelli wines are always small in allocation, high in demand, and stratospheric in quality--even the most connected wine-lovers find the Quintarelli wines difficult to obtain. As with the estate’s Amarone, Qu... Read More » 


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