2011 Private Edition Cabernet Franc
Chile: Cachapoal Valley
Agent Red loves Cabernet Franc, and today’s Valle Secreto 2011 Private Edition Cabernet Franc was the only thing he could talk about after our most recent tasting panel - it’s that good!
This is Valle Secreto’s first vintage of the Cab Franc, and, boy, did they hit a home run. Winemaker Cristian Azocar utilized gravity flow winemaking (Valle Secreto is one of only two wineries in Chile to do so) to ensure that the quality of the fruit would shine through in this wine. Bold flavors are framed by an incredibly smooth and supple mouthfeel that will keep you reaching for more.
We boldly recommend you act fast on today’s excellent Cab Franc - before Agent Red keeps it all for himself!
Dark magenta through and through, with a slight touch of ruby at the fringe.
Absolutely gorgeous aromas of fresh raspberry, blueberry, and mulberry are framed by hints of lavender blossom, deep dark spice, and earthy terroir. Not even a glimmer of some of the vegetal aromas that can sometimes hamper the varietal.
Deep and delicious notes of blackberry, red currant, and sweet plum are laid overtop sweet tobacco leaf, fresh berry bramble, saddle leather, clove, anise, black peppercorn, and a touch of lilac.
Smooth, supple, and incredibly elegant, the finish goes on for miles, with bright fruit notes fading into lingering echoes of herbal black tea.
Roast leg of lamb, rubbed with garlic and rosemary, then roasted to perfection.
What the Winery Says
- Cristian Azocar
- D.O. Cachapoal Valley, Chile
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Cabernet Franc
- Aged in 100% French oak