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  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Building a cellar isn’t always about laying down the most expensive wines ... a dash of sweet ripe herbs.Olga RaffaultBernard Baudry4.) MenciaMany people have compared Spain’s Mencia grape to Cabernet Franc, and for the puroses of this discussion that comparison is pretty fair. I don’t find much similarity between the two grapes, except that th... Read More

    From the article 5 Wines Worth Cellaring

  • White wines are a summer classic, but it has been a long summer. There is a ... budget friendly. My go-to is Olga Raffault Chinon, a peppery classic from the central Loire Valley that ages beautifully--I buy it anytime it's on the shelf!Laura Burgess, The (Mis)Adventures of Laura. Uncorked.Grenache/GarnachaMy favorite red wine for summer is gr... Read More

    From the article Superior Red Wines for Summertime

  • Definitely like what Cabernet Franc adds to Right Bank Bordeaux, and it no ... ... ... some Charles Joguet and Olga Raffault, but they are wines that benefit from agin Read More

    Forum post in the topic Experiencing cabernet franc

  • I've moved my post from another thread discussing problems with a Virginian cabernet franc. Thought it would be better to have a dedicated discussion here, rather than burying the discussion in that ongoing thread that covers quite different subjects.Here it is...  To get a better feel for the grape and what it can and should do, you guys should... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Experiencing cabernet franc

  • This is of course a bit biased, and I didn't even include three of my ... ... Peking Duck paired with 2002 Olga Raffault Chinon. The green notes of the Chinon found a brilliant partner in the green onions included with the peking duck. the pairing was a bit out of left field but turned out to be brilliant!The following pairings might be a bit ... Read More

    From the article How to Pair with Great Wines!

  • It’s time to start buying gifts for the holidays and that means ... the ... the cellar.  2007 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses $20-$25 While more recent vintages might be on the market it’s worth seeking out the 2007. Pure and vibrant and just at the point where the fruit is slowly giving way to more pronounced tobacco and earth flavors ths i... Read More

    From the article Wine Gifts: France

  • Olga Raffault Chinon les Picasses White Imported-French 2005


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    Wine review by Barberesco

  • Dmcker... hope you are reading :-)  And the rest of you as well.LOVE  cab franc... hard to do single varietal, hard to find.  My current favs are Robert Sinskey's Vandal Vineyards CF and the 2006 Napa Stonefly CF. So far, I have tasted a few Chinons- forgive me if I get some of the labels wrong... I am new to the French, having drank CA wine for... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Ok, I'm ready... give me...

  • Olga Raffault Chinon les Picasses White Imported-French 2005


    An excellent wine by any standards. Fruity on the nose with smoky aromas, rich yet well-balanced and fresh on the palate thanks to a subtle acidity, a pleasant length to make the pleasure last. Tasted on the terrasse of Le Choiseul, in Amboise, on a beautiful, memorable day in April 2009... Read More

    Wine review by FrederiqueA

  • Olga Raffault Chinon les Picasses 1990


    tasted on 8/22/09 still fresh, lively core, a nose of dust, taste of iron, rind, and earth. After about 4 hours of decanting , filled with odds and sods, wanting more fruit. it doesn't come in, but the length and subtleties increases, with a touch of sweetness at the finish. Interesting, but makes me want just something a little more. Read More

    Wine review by edub

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