Jelu Zonda Valley Reserve Syrah 2008

Syrah/Shiraz from Argentina, South America

Price: $18.99
Item No. 116155
  • RP91
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Intense aromas of black olive, truffles, and bakers chocolate are followed by even richer flavors of the same, with some plum notes added in for good measure. The mouthfeel is so rich and round you might think the olive flavors come from olive oil in the wine. The length is hard to surpass even at three times the price.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Syrah Reserve Zonda Valley also spent 6 months in French and American oak. Purple in color, it proffers an alluring bouquet of Asian spices, incense, smoked meat, licorice, blueberry, and blackberry. In the glass it displays a hint of chocolate, pepper, black and blue fruits, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Give this outstanding value another 1-2 years of cellaring and drink it from 2013 to 2020. "
91 Points

Learn About Jelu

At Jelu Estate, they believe in the concept of terrior. That is why Jelu wines are made in different regions within Argentina to showcase the adequate climate and terrior characteristics, leading to extraordinary varietals.

Our Syrah and Torrontes varietals have a great potential in San Juan region, where grapes perfectly grow along the Zonda Valley. As the soil is extremely stony and sunny, we can obtain good maturation and concentration of the grapes, achieving dry and mineral flavors proper for Jelu style.

Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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