Monday, July 27, 2009

A Cabernet Franc for under $20: 2006 Wilfrid Rousse Chinon les Puys

2006 Wilfrid Rousse Chinon les Puys

When you hear Cabernet, the varietal "Cabernet Sauvignon" immediately comes to mind. Cabernet Franc, however, is definitely forgotten among the varietals of wine. In fact, John Bonne of the San Francisco Chronicle went so far as to call it "the Rodney Dangerfield of the varietals." It never gets any respect. However, Cabernet Franc is known to get scores that rival even the best Cabernet Sauvignon. Those bottles can fetch up to $50 per bottle. At Gary's, we like to find wines that are the best, but don't break the bank.

We came across this Chinon from the Loire and we absolutely loved it. The 2006 Wilfred Rousse is riper than the 2005 vintage, but with a similar structure. In fact, this wine won a gold medal in Paris last year. The best part is you can grab a gold medal winner for just $19.99. Need more convincing? Watch Gary in the tasting video below:

Price: $19.99
Reg.: $24.99

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