2015 Garage Wine Co. Cabernet Franc Higueras Vineyard (750ml)

Cabernet Franc from Maule Valley, Chile

B-21 Top Recommendation
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It all started in the South American garage of Toronto native Derek Mossman Knapp in 2001; "goofing around with friends" as he puts it. Years earlier, during college, Derek had a decision to make. An avid skier, his usual destination for hitting the slopes – New Zealand – was without snow one season. No summer slopes also meant Derek was without a summer job, so he headed for the next logical destination. Landing in Chile, Derek fell in love – with the place, and eventually with his soon to be wife, Pilar Miranda. Chile was Derek's new home. That was the same time Derek met Dr. Alvaro Peña, one of Chile's top winemakers and an expert in what the industry calls "Colonial Root Stocks." One of their first vineyards was the Nivaldo Vineyard (owned by grower Nivaldo Morales), near Sauzal. This zone of Maule is "on the extreme," as Derek puts it, in the coolest sub-zone of the region. The vines in this cool, dusty, rocky site were planted 150 to 200 years ago; prime examples of "Colonial Root Stocks." These are the wines of Garage Wine Company; impossibly old vines, terrifically terroir driven, thoroughly without competition. One taste, you'll be as hooked as I.


This is one of Garage's best wines ever. It is full bodied, structured and chewy in terms of the tannins. Muscular and toned. Pretty tension at the end. Only about 5,000 bottles made. From head-pruned vines. Drink in 2019.

93 points, James Suckling (May 2017)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

This item is a pre-order. The estimated arrival date is still being determined. 12 bottles available.

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