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Complices de Loire 'Les Castines' Bourgueil

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Loire Valley Cabernet Franc is a perennial staff and sommelier favorite because of how much it screams terroir, taking on the characteristics of the soil in which it's grown. This Bourgueil was sourced from 30-year-old vines planted in limestone-rich calcareous clay (a.k.a. castines) soils, which influence its earthiness, smokiness, and concentration. Strawberry, raspberry, and spice aromas lead into dark cherry, cayenne pepper, and slate on the palate, which is medium-bodied with medium acidity. It starts off earthy, but with air and time the fruit blossoms; indeed, we recommend drinking it over a couple of days  to see what we mean when we describe Cab Franc as a "chameleon" grape. This unoaked wine has a long, savory finish.