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Chateau de Riviere Chinon 2016

Cabernet Franc is matchless for its unique fragrance and alluring charms and yet it's a sleeper among the noble varieties (the great vitis vinifera); perhaps for its crucial but minority role in Bordeaux Blends. Yet the cooler inland climate of the Loire shows how Chinon and Saumur-Champigny of the Touraine can foster from Cabernet Franc wines of all the greatest floral fruit and herbal nuances that make this a wine for those that have tried them all and tired of the common renditions of old standards. Lighter bodied and higher in fruit acids these are the wines of Parisian bistros; versitile, charming food wines.

Food Pairings

The better cuts of lamb or beef. Grilled tuna or salmon. Ham and hamburgers. Pasta and pizza. Oh yeah, eggplant dishes.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Ace Spirits
Hopkins
952-960-8014

Chet's Liquor Drive-in
Lilydale
651-454-3227

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-825-4411

North Loop Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-338-5393

Hy-vee - New Hope
New Hope
763-531-7460

Haskell's - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-553-9198

Liquor Boy
Saint Louis Park
952-512-2200

Solo Vino
Saint Paul
651-602-9515

Hy-vee - Shakopee
Shakopee
952-403-1520

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