Friday, February 25, 2011
Montes Alpha Colchagua Valley Apalta Vineyard Syrah 2007 Wine Review (NW)
Boysenberry, coffee, and spice notes fold into a bouquet on the nose
Full bodied and firm
Beautiful layers of black raspberry, dark chocolate, and herbs on the finish
This wine seems to have become more widely available as of late. It's a great introduction to the type of Syrah that's being produced in Chile, which seems to have huge potential in the sunny, high altitutde vineyards alongside Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is very good, beatifully layered, dark, rich, and firm. I paid $17 and have seen it priced more typically around $20. Raise a glass!