Falernia Syrah Reserva 2006
Syrah/Shiraz from Chile, South America
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
Grapes from 3 different vineyards of the Elqui Valley were hand picked, de-stemmed and crushed separately. The winemaking was as the same as the Syrah and the Carmenere. After aging in barrels and stainless steel the wines have been blended just 3 months before bottling.
Bright and deep color. The wine shows a good fruit concentration and on the nose black pepper, red fruit, dark chocolate. Great body with soft tannins on the palate.
"The 2006 Syrah Reserva offers an enticing nose of smoke, game, and blueberry. Medium-bodied and elegant on the palate, it has layers of spicy fruit, good ripeness, and excellent length. This crowd-pleaser will evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now. It is an outstanding value."
The Wine Advocate
Smooth & Supple
Very smooth and light.I love my syrah's.I recommend this bottle highly.I plan on buying many more.
Let this breathe - I'm a true fan of big and bold. This delivered big time. This 2006 bottle was back ordered three weeks. Had I known it was this good, especially for $10.00, I regret not ordering more - now it's sold out.
Big & Bold
I was really happy with this wine.--Even more happy when I found out I bought two bottles by mistake. Quite bold and fruity. An excellent wine for the price!
Very good Syrah. Bold, deep, nice viscosity.
Smooth & Supple
Big & bold. Huge hit for our holiday party. I am no expert but you can definitely taste the fruit with a nice layer of spice. I bet it just gets better over the next 12-24 months. However, can be enjoyed now. Great conversation wine or wind down wine.
This was the first time that even my unrefined palate could detect every nuance of flavor that the wine maker listed on the back of their bottle. Immediate notes of cedar and Earth upon opening the bottle. An underlying peppery tone complements the lovely deep berry flavors. A wonderfully complex and delicious bottle of wine for 10$. I will absolutely buy this again.
This wine has nice soft tannins and is ready to drink now. Not too fruity and overpowering.
I would say that it is a nice wine that I enjoyed. I will buy this wine again.
I didn't like the musky overtone that tastes a bit like chemicals, which got a bit less pronounced as the drinking of progressed to a second and third glass. Other than that, it's has a rich, interesting, and complex body. Mixed darker berries and cherry in the taste. 88.
If you like Syrah this is ok but not sure about the 90 rating. Its worth the $99 sale price for case. I would say its an 88 and ok.
Ready and enjoyable today. A very good buy.
Big & Bold
Strong and bitter at first, but if you let it sit for a while before drinking, it tast much better. Swirling it around the glass brings out the strong aroma which is a bit scary at first, but after 15 min or so, it's tangy and the fruit taste is big and bold.
Too acidic. Didn't like this at all.
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