Basic info: Chevalerie Bourgeois, Cabernet Franc, France – 2012
Price estimate: $22 (Chamber Street Wines)
Look: deep plum color with good legs
Smell: blackberry jam and spice (don’t know what kind of spice, just spice)
Taste: Slightly thin wine for the color. Stone fruit, blackberry jam. Very smooth back end.
Conclusions: I liked this wine. I thought it was very drinkable. It was not my favorite wine ever, but it was good on it’s own or paired with food. Bob didn’t comment much on it, he liked it but wasn’t gaga over it.
Other notes: This wine was a bit of a surprise to me. I generally remember Cab Francs as very heavy, very bitter and woody and this wine was none of those things. It had a thin structure and was very smooth. I may have to give Cab Francs another try.
From the bottle: No bottle notes, but from Chamber Street, ” The lovely 2012 Chevalerie shows vivid aromas of berry liqueurs, bitter chocolate, earth and brown spice. The palate is dense and supple with ripe blackberry, cocoa, earth and mineral flavors balanced by cool acidity.” 12.5% alcohol by volume.