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Colchagua Valley Cabernet Franc

8.654 ratings
8.76 pro ratings
Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Cabernet Franc
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Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

8.7

Given the greenness of Carmenere I've been awaiting Cab Franc from Chile. This 2010 delivers albeit on the new world, richer side of the spectrum. Nice stuff!

Given the greenness of Carmenere I've been awaiting Cab Franc from Chile. This 2010 delivers albeit on the new world, richer side of the spectrum. Nice stuff!

2 people found it helpfulMay 6th, 2013
James Hayasaka

Smokey dark chocolate. I normally don't care for Chilean wines, but this is really nice.

Smokey dark chocolate. I normally don't care for Chilean wines, but this is really nice.

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2015
Daniel P. Drake

Staying in South America, Chile to be exact. I have opened a 2012 Calcu Cab Franc. On the nose I am getting notes of black cherry, red plum ripe strawberry, some green peppercorn and gravel. On the palate I can taste cherry, plum, raspberry, asparagus and baking spice. This is a medium bodied cab franc with medium + acidity and medium + sandy tannins. This is a nice Cab Franc just not what I have come to expect in my cab francs.

Staying in South America, Chile to be exact. I have opened a 2012 Calcu Cab Franc. On the nose I am getting notes of black cherry, red plum ripe strawberry, some green peppercorn and gravel. On the palate I can taste cherry, plum, raspberry, asparagus and baking spice. This is a medium bodied cab franc with medium + acidity and medium + sandy tannins. This is a nice Cab Franc just not what I have come to expect in my cab francs.

Feb 7th, 2016
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

Cracking bottle of real wine that satisfies like franc should for under $20. Sign me up for a flagon or two!

Cracking bottle of real wine that satisfies like franc should for under $20. Sign me up for a flagon or two!

Nov 20th, 2015
Connor Schaller

Ehhhhh itโ€™s just ok

Ehhhhh itโ€™s just ok

Jan 8th, 2019
Kayla Morrison

I tasted the reserve especial version. Vinegary not so smooth but decent.

I tasted the reserve especial version. Vinegary not so smooth but decent.

Jan 8th, 2019
Daniel Spivack

Medium body, dark fruits. Not the most complex but good with dinner.

Medium body, dark fruits. Not the most complex but good with dinner.

Sep 24th, 2018
Sarah Worner

Very nice, balanced Cab Franc. Not as tannic as typical cab franc, little smoother.

Very nice, balanced Cab Franc. Not as tannic as typical cab franc, little smoother.

Sep 12th, 2018
Jessica Walkup

Excellent Chilean wine.

Excellent Chilean wine.

Sep 12th, 2018
Sharon B

I LOVE a good Cab Franc and this one does not disappoint! I hope my Packers don't disappoint! Winning so far ๐Ÿˆ 6 minutes left!

I LOVE a good Cab Franc and this one does not disappoint! I hope my Packers don't disappoint! Winning so far ๐Ÿˆ 6 minutes left!

Oct 8th, 2017