Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot
It's hard to tell where the variety ends and the vineyard begins. Our 2006 Alcance says El Maíten in one breath and Cabernet Sauvignon in the next. The color is deep; the flavors are ripe and redolent of black fruit, mocha, cherries and
plums; the tannins are rich, round and pleasing."
- Marcela Chandía, Winemaker
"Scents of chocolate dust carry through this elegant cabernet..."
-Wines & Spirits
It seems like most winemakers say their cabs and bordeaux blends have "rich, round and pleasing" tannins but in this case it's an accurate description. Rather than looking west to Napa or east to Bordeaux I guess more and more we should be looking south for bold, affordable reds.