James Suckling Review
Rated 93 Points
Amazing aromas of tea leaf, blueberry, flint and light spice. Full body, fresh and very clean, yet finishes delicate and crisp. Complex flavors of hazelnut, chocolate and meat.
Wine Spectator Review
Rated 92 Points
A lithe, rich and concentrated red, with dark plum, currant and bramble flavors flanked by Asian spice and mocha notes. Dark chocolate details fill the creamy and sumptuous finish. Drink now through 2020.
Wine Tasting Notes
Deep ruby-red in color with violet nuances and a very expressive, aromatic nose with outstanding aromas of ripe black fruits such as blackberries and figs. Aromas of crème de cassis meld with mild notes of leather and dark chocolate, which are very characteristic of Syrah from Colchagua. The palate is well balanced with rich acidity, incredibly smooth tannins, tremendous structure, and generous volume. This Syrah announces from the first sip that this is a wine to drink now - or in several years. Its finish is long, complex, and very much in accordance with the nose.
Sustainable Dry Farmed
Our Montes Alpha Syrah is made with selected grapes from our Colchagua Valley vineyards grown under our “Dry Farming” philosophy. Under this system we leave nature to do the job of irrigation through rain.
We don’t irrigate unless nature does not provide us with the enough minimum rain that we have determined our vines need in which case we irrigate to compensate the difference. Dry Farming increases the final quality of the wines with more ripe fruit, and more weight in the mouth, decreasing the use of water up to 65%.
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This wine is deep and rich and I love the dark fruit flavors in it. I try to get a bottle as often as I can, it is one of my favorites.