2010 Private Edition Red Blend
Chile: Cachapoal Valley
The Secret Street
Today’s fantastic 90 point blend hails from the Cachapoal Valley in the Cachapoal province of central Chile.
From Valle Secreto Vineyards, today’s 2010 Private Edition Red Blend is a delicious, richly layered blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere. While this wine has deep and concentrated flavors, it possesses wonderful balance.
Production is limited to just ten thousand cases, less than 200 of which are imported into the United States.
Please accept our sincerest recommendation for this wonderful, conversation-worthy wine. Hurry, though. Quantity is very limited.
Pretty crimson hues with bright edges. When swirled, the wine clings to the glass.
Dark fruit of blackberry, dark dried cherry and stewed plum lead the way. Baker’s chocolate, sweet cedar, subtle clove and roasted pepper round out the nose.
Concentrated stewed black fruits of black plum, black cherry and young blackberry. Underneath, flavors of cocoa dust and baker’s chocolate meld with hints of clove, cinnamon and subtly toasted oak.
Long and slightly drying, with pronounced black fruit that slowly gives way to spice and subtle woodsy notes.
Enjoy this very versatile wine with a spice-rubbed rack of lamb or a New York strip. It would even pair well with a Thanksgiving feast!
What the Winery Says
Valle Secreto Private Edition Red Blend
- Tasting Notes
- Wine of great persistence on the palate, highlighting its complex black fruit aromas. It presents us with a perfect harmony given by its French oak barrel aging. Red cherry aroma on the nose, with notes of roasted red bell pepper and blueberry jam.
90 Points - Wine Spectator
About the Winery
Viña Valle Secreto is a boutique winery from the high Cachapoal Valley, focused on the production of high quality wines. Its limited production allows it to concentrate all efforts in producing and obtaining a product of the highest level.
Founded in 2007, Valle Secreto crafts superior quality wine from the unique Cachapoal Valley. This secret valley is home to the estate of Valle Secreto, built on the property of a 19th century church. Here, winemaker Alejandra Vallejo produces wines that reflect their terroir, with pure fruit characteristics and balanced acidity.
Valle Secreto is an innovative project, complementing the wine culture with tourism, unifying its modern installations with the romanticism of its 19th century church and natural surroundings. All the infrastructure, vineyard handling, and plantations have had, as their main objective, the production of Chile’s best wines. Its unique design is beneficial to making micro vinifications in an efficient way, achieving an optimal selection of the grapes in order to guarantee that the best fruit is destined to create our wines.
Winemaker Alejandra Vallejo
Alejandra graduated as an agronomist, with a major in Enology at Universidad Católica in Chile. After getting her degree she worked in several local and international harvests, like Stonestreet Winery in Sonoma Valley (2001) and Cardinale – Kendall Jackson (2002), in Napa, United States.
Alejandra then moved to Chile where she worked in the commercial area of Concha y Toro. After that she worked as an assistant winemaker at Terramater winery. From 2004 to 2006 she led the harvest and the winemaking process at Santa Ema.
In November 2006 she joined the winemaking team of Viña Carmen and continues to head the winemaking team at Valle Secreto.
Tucked away on a flat parcel of land 700 feet above sea level, up against the foothills of the towering Andes, Valle Secreto truly lives up to its name as the “Secret Valley”. A unique climate is found in the upper Cachapoal; the wind and temperature variation (between day and night) bring delicate tannins and fine aromas to these wines, truly expressing their terroir.