Viña Maquis

Colchagua Valley Cabernet Franc

8.826 ratings
8.95 pro ratings
Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

Oh hey this is fabulous. In a “I wouldn’t necessarily know it’s cab f” way. It is light on its feet but not in the spritzy way like last night’s was. Lithe not light. But it’s dancing on a rug as opposed to a slippery floor. Silky ripe tannins that don’t grip until the last moment. Bright cherries. Bits and bobs of pepper. A bit of earth and herb. It’s not especially complex but it fits thoroughly in “refreshing red”. I’m here for it.

Oh hey this is fabulous. In a “I wouldn’t necessarily know it’s cab f” way. It is light on its feet but not in the spritzy way like last night’s was. Lithe not light. But it’s dancing on a rug as opposed to a slippery floor. Silky ripe tannins that don’t grip until the last moment. Bright cherries. Bits and bobs of pepper. A bit of earth and herb. It’s not especially complex but it fits thoroughly in “refreshing red”. I’m here for it.

Aug 14th, 2019
MaJ CappS

Smells like an old cellar in a Dusty cave..

Roasted plum, tobacco, cigar box, pure cherry juice, thick, rich, heavy bodied.
Acidified flint finish with a lingering blueberry hue. Worth schlepping back from Vinos del mundo, in the Gran Torre, Santiago Chile.

Opened for the usual couple of hours and needed. Waited one month after travel before opening.
Worth the wait. Yum! South America.

Smells like an old cellar in a Dusty cave..

Roasted plum, tobacco, cigar box, pure cherry juice, thick, rich, heavy bodied.
Acidified flint finish with a lingering blueberry hue. Worth schlepping back from Vinos del mundo, in the Gran Torre, Santiago Chile.

Opened for the usual couple of hours and needed. Waited one month after travel before opening.
Worth the wait. Yum! South America.

Nov 17th, 2018
Louie Christensen

Great structure, shining example of how a new world Cab Franc should taste. Red fruit mingling with black fruit, pipe tobacco, cedar...dusty tannins and a lovely acidity.

Great structure, shining example of how a new world Cab Franc should taste. Red fruit mingling with black fruit, pipe tobacco, cedar...dusty tannins and a lovely acidity.

Nov 2nd, 2016
Jeff Collins

Owner Peabody's Wine & Beer Merchants and Benchmark Provisions

9.0

Gran Reserva Cab Franc. Very nice structure, tannic backbone, and dusty fruit balance. Enjoyable and age worthy.

Gran Reserva Cab Franc. Very nice structure, tannic backbone, and dusty fruit balance. Enjoyable and age worthy.

Sep 17th, 2016
Mandi Speidel

City Territory Chicago, Maverick Wine Company

8.7

2011

2011

Apr 19th, 2015
Adam Gäfvert

Skrytprojekt från Chile. Vinbärsblad, granbarr och apelsinskal i doften. Härligt juicig och svartvinbärig i smaken.

Skrytprojekt från Chile. Vinbärsblad, granbarr och apelsinskal i doften. Härligt juicig och svartvinbärig i smaken.

Nov 14th, 2017
James Webb

Soft and subtle - traditional new world cabF notes. Nothing special but very drinkable at price point.

Soft and subtle - traditional new world cabF notes. Nothing special but very drinkable at price point.

Aug 23rd, 2017
Luke Blanch

PAH-REE-SHAAH vibes

PAH-REE-SHAAH vibes

Oct 20th, 2016
Keri Hogan

Nice franc

Nice franc

Jun 11th, 2016
Merritt Santino Raül Gilé

Have to admit this was pretty disappointing.

Have to admit this was pretty disappointing.

Apr 14th, 2016