Chinon is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France well known for the Château de Chinon, a medieval castle which at times served as the residence of the kings of France and England.
Posts about Chinon
    • School Daze – Further Adventures in Wine

      As you may have read, here on le blog, last fall I was studying for my CSW certification (Certified Specialist of Wine) through SF Wine School. Recently, I learned that I didn’t make the cut; unsurprisingly, with only 65% of first time test takers passing, I narrowly missed my pass rate. After my initial fury at myself for missing 9 itty questions for the required 75% passing r ...

      Luscious Lushesin Cabernet Franc- 6 readers -
  • Will New Jersey Wineries Finally Get Respect?

    … of mint and coffee. This is a smooth, medium to full-bodied red with loads of bold, ultra-ripe black and red fruit flavors. One taster called it explosive while another said it has great extraction. Maraschino and Bing cherry flavors dominate but there are also hints of cassis, boysenberry or blueberry complemented by a healthy dose of black pepper…

    Don Carter/ winesnark.comin Cabernet Franc Riesling Chardonnay- 6 readers -
  • 2011 Chinon from Plouzeau and Baudry

    … and white limestone. It was aged for 18 months in barrel. Alcohol 13%. There were dense flavors and a good balance of ripe ripe-ish fruit and structure. With air the wine showed racy flavors of minerals, a hint of greenhouse, and wood. There was very good structure and an attractive coating of graphite laced tannins in the finish. This should improve with age. *** 2016-2014. Like this: Like Loading... Related …

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blogin Cabernet Franc- 11 readers -
  • Tasting Notes Week of September 8th, 2014

    … and Macari really held its own. Barista Chardonnay 2011 Tasting this wine, and researching it afterward, I was surprised to find that most Chardonnay in S. Africa is from Robertson with its limestone soils and cooler nights. Its fermented in a mix of new French oak barrels and stainless steel. Very pleasant. …

    Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Storyin Chardonnay- 4 readers -
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