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2014 Valle Secreto Cachapoal Valley 'Key' Chile

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This fruit-forward wine offers notes of black currant, red cherry, cocoa, sweet pipe tobacco and toasted oak.

Varietal: Red Blend Vintage: 2014
Brand: Valle Secreto
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About This Wine

The Valle Secreto winery knew it had some special fruit.

So it developed the “Key” label to showcase that estate-grown fruit, a mix of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Carmenere. The vineyard is located in Alto Cashapoal, a microclimate within Chile’s Rapel Valley, at about 1,600 feet above sea level.

The climate in Alto Cashapoal is Mediterranean, and the soils are alluvial with clay loam. All of this contributes to red wines with intense colors, concentrated aromas, bright acidity and restrained tannins — the qualities needed for memorable wines. Alejandra Vallejo works to craft wines with pure fruit characteristics and balanced acidity, working in a cellar that sits on property of a 19th century church.

The 2014 “Key,” aged for six months in new French oak barrels, is a fruit-forward wine that softens on the palate and seems to beg for another sip. It’s a special wine, made from special fruit.

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Carmenere
  • Grape Source:Cachapoal Valley, Chile
  • Aromas & Flavors:Black Currant, Red Cherry, Cocoa, Sweet Pipe Tobacco and Toasted Oak
  • Aging Vessels:New French Oak Barrels for 6 Months
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2017
  • Food Pairing Suggestionpulled-pork empanadas with sweet and spicy barbecue sauce.

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