Wednesday, April 2, 2008

WBW: How Old World Cab Franc Reminds Me of Spring

The first days of spring growing up always seem to coincide with my preseason practice for softball. The smell of fresh cut grass, still dewy with March rains. The hint of leather in the air from your well worn glove. The breeze carrying faint floral scents that mingle with the dust of the infield. My old world Cab Franc after a swirl or two took me back to those memories with its nose of roses, celery, dark berries, green pepper, and leather. This wine was spring in a glass. Now I just have to dig out my old glove and get outside. I'm a big fan of Cabernet Franc and my wine for Wine Blogging Wednesday did not let me down. The other good news, is that I did not break the bank.

Domaine de la Noblaie Chinon "Les Chiens- Chien" for $15.99
This wine is a lovely balance of spice and silkiness with a pleasing gravely mouth feel that allows the finish to linger. This red is produced from 40-80 year old vines. I highly recommend this wine.

My wine was from Domaine547. While everyone is sold out of the 2004 we had, Domaine 547 has the 2005 if you are looking for your own supply. Snap it up now!

Thanks to Gary V for hosting Wine Blogging Wednesday#44!


Carol B said...

This sounds so different from the Chinon I tasted! I'll have to seek out the '05.

Dr. Debs said...

Amy, we had the same wine! I loved it, too, although what I got was smoke rather than gravel. Just goes to show you how sensory information gets read differently by different people. I'm really considering buying some of the 05 and putting it away for next year because this was yummy.

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