Love Stinks! Wine Recommendations

CABERNET FRANC : 

When searching for a good cab franc for this class, try to stick to the Loire Valley (Anjou, Bourgueil, Touraine,  Chinon, and Saumur-Champigny) or Bordeaux (Pomerol, in Libournais or ‘right bank’ region). Ask your (nice to nice-ish) local wine shop for a good recommendation in this region. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • LITERALLY ANYTHING FROM THIERRY GERMAIN
  • Château de Brézé Clos Mazurique Saumur Red
  • Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon
  • Olga Raffault Les Barnabés Chinon
  • Couly-Dutheil Clos e l'Echo

 

MERLOT : 

In this case, I recommend sticking to Bordeaux for taste comparison purposes. Don't fret too much if you can't! It's more important that you find something that is 100% Merlot, as it's super common to come upon blends!

  • Château Les Grands Maréchaux 2019 Merlot (Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux)