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Salton Intenso Cabernet Franc

I’m always excited to try wines from different regions. While I’ve had plenty of South American wines from Chile and Argentina, I’ve never had an opportunity to try a wine from Brazil until now.

While Brazilian wine is new to me, it’s not a new thing. Salton, the winery that produced this wine, has been around for over 100 years and they produce over 50 different wines. They also have vineyards in a number of different terroirs of Brazil, so while this one bottle of wine introduced me to Brazilian wine, there is clearly a plethora of other wines for me to try.

Aromas like black pepper, dried cherries, tobacco, cedar and blackberry give this wine a lot of complexity and an interesting nose. The palate is quite dry, with rich blackberry, plum, blueberry and spices.  The acidity is sufficient. The finish is fairly long and fruity.  It’s a nice wine.

Wine: Salton, Intenso
Varieties: Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2012
Alcohol: 13%
Rating: 85
Average price: $13.00
Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.

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Author

Tim is the founder and chief reviewer at Cheap Wine Ratings since 2007.

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