Alcance 2014 'Bravura' Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcance 2014 'Bravura' Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

A velvety Cabernet...
James Suckling
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JS 91
A velvety Cabernet...
James Suckling

Mission Codename Braveheart

A few things will happen when you drink this hugely overdelivering 91 POINT Cab.

First, a physical reaction of goosebumps is likely. And then a blast of confusion and incredulity. You’ll think “WHOA for $17 this is insanely good. HOW?!”

Then you’ll simply relent, enjoy the ride, thinking “DANG Wine Spies! You did it again.”

Finally, you’ll wish you bought more. Seriously, it drinks like a $50+ Napa Cabernet. You can get a whole case for roughly $200 and have a reliable weeknight option that’ll never let you down.

The outstanding quality from Alcance’s flagship Bravura lineup makes sense when you consider they’re held under the same family tree that brought Vérité, and Cardinale into 100-point fame.

But those wines easily fetch $300+ figures. This, at $17, isn’t even in the same league. Now, don’t get it twisted - this isn’t nearly on par with those labels, but the quality gap really doesn’t justify the massive price difference either.

Of course, this type of value could never be had from Napa - or maybe anywhere in North America. But in Chile, that’s where the hidden values sit.

Antonio Galloni’s Vinous explains the lineage best “The wines from this producer, which is owned by California’s sprawling Jackson Family Wines, are made under the watch of consultant Andrés Sanchez, who is the winemaker at Gillmore as well as a founder of MOVI and VIGNO. Sanchez works with Randy Ullom, who has been overseeing Jackson Family Wines’ international portfolio since 1993, including this property, also founded in 1993 and comprising 200 acres of Maule Valley vineyards.”

This beauty appeals to anyone who loves a ripe, round California Cabernet. With warm, friendly tones of blackberry and cassis, some sweet leather, and vanilla bean. A fair amount of new French oak delivers that added complexity and toasty notes. It’s soft and medium-bodied and oh so lovable.

Absurdly fair priced, at66% OFF a Cab like this should be an automatic buy for literally any breathing wine lover.

91 Points – James Suckling

“A velvety Cabernet with citrus peel and currant character. Full to medium body, silky tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now.”

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Tasting Profile Blackberry, cassis, sweet leather, vanilla bean, toasty

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Alcance 2014 'Bravura' Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml Wine Label
Look

Deep ruby with the mildest garnet

Smell

Blackberry, cassis, sweet leather, vanilla bean

Taste

Soft and medium-bodied with toasty notes

Finish

Looong, and oh so lovable

Pairing

Weekday steaks, meet your best new buddy

What the Winery Says 2014 'Bravura' Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcance
Alcance
Winemaster
Marcelo Retamal
Winemaker
Andrés Sánchez
Varietal
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2014
Appellation
Maipo Valley, Chile
Vineyard
El Principal
Alcohol
14.8%
Soils
Loamy clay
Altitude
900-1,100 meters above sea level
Total acidity
6.5 g/L
pH
3.37
Age of vines
11 years
Aging
18 months
Barrels
40% new French oak

About the Winery Alcance

Alcance Winemaker Andrés Sánchez
Alcance Winemaker Andrés Sánchez
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Alcance 2014 'Bravura' Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Nov 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm
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Elsewhere