Viña Maquis

Colchagua Valley Cabernet Franc

8.836 ratings
8.97 pro ratings
Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
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
Ryan Sims

Molly’s high tannin

Molly’s high tannin

Sep 7th, 2021
Sam Friedland

Very acidic.

Very acidic.

Aug 2nd, 2021
Ryan Sims

this stuff is fun and good as hell. spicy and fruity and balanced and integrated oak and delicious

this stuff is fun and good as hell. spicy and fruity and balanced and integrated oak and delicious

Mar 19th, 2021
Sam Friedland

Started very pleasant but dissipated fast

Started very pleasant but dissipated fast

Mar 4th, 2021
Kim Kudasik

Not what I was expecting but still good. It was sold as a really big “gobsmacker” but no where near that. It’s a really nice, dry and medium bodied red.

Not what I was expecting but still good. It was sold as a really big “gobsmacker” but no where near that. It’s a really nice, dry and medium bodied red.

Nov 17th, 2019