Santa Rita Triple C 2011
Wine EnthusiastAromas of tobacco, vanilla and licorice are nicely intermixed with black fruit scents. The palate on this blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère is hard driving and focused. Flavors of plum, currant and spice hold steady across a tannic, mildly abrasive finish. Drink through 2020.
Wine SpectatorRich and full of verve, this offers concentrated red plum, dark currant and boysenberry flavors on a sleek frame. Hints of cream and plenty of spice on the lush, chocolate-infused finish. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère. Drink now through 2018. 5,000 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe cedary and slightly oaky 2011 Triple C is a blend of 65% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Carménère from Maipo; it is a blend that varies slightly with the vintage. There are aromas of wild berries and spices, in a quite subtle way, getting mintier with time in the glass. The palate shows some grainy tannins and moderate acidity. It calls for food. 37,300 bottles produced.