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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Errazuriz Single Vineyard Syrah 2007
Errazuriz Single Vineyard Syrah 2007
(search item no. 103506)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $19.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Syrah Single Vineyard is also from Errazuriz' Don Maximiano Estate in the Aconcagua Valley. The Syrah vineyard was planted in 1992 on a northwest- facing 5° slope with gravelly, sandy clay soils which drain very well, the first planting of Syrah in Chile. The grapes are hand-picked in Errazuriz' prestigious Don Maximiano Estate, a semi-desert region where the hot summer days are cooled by afternoon breezes. The high day-night temperature differences of the Don Maximiano Estate slows ripening and helps create intensity of flavors and concentration. Syrah has clearly found a home in the Aconcagua Valley, and its development will be one of the most interesting stories in coming years.

A gorgeous violet-ruby-red in color, with a nose that offers a blend of fruits that recall blackberries and ripe plum, along with chocolate, incense and some roasted aromas. The palate presents plenty of nerve, with a good structure and plenty of juiciness that leads to a fresh sensation to this persistent wine.

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About Errazuriz:

Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded Viña Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, north of Santiago. This valley has cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes--ideal for growing grapes. Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard. Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Don Maximiano's descendant, Eduardo Chadwick--the fifth generation of his family to be involved in the wine business. Eduardo has overseen the modernization of the winemaking technology at this historic estate while maintaining a distinct identity for its wines, dedicated to producing estate grown wines of superior quality.