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Merino Syrah 2012

Syrah/Shiraz from Chile, South America

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Item No. 126412
  • W&S91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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

A deep and brilliant dark purple introduces a rich nose of ripe blackberries and raspberries. The main personality is ruled by a floral quality on top of a meaty background. Finishes with minerality along with spicy violets and wild berries. Recommended pairings include lamb or herb-based sauces.

Critical Acclaim

"Imagine a blender filled with fresh-picked blackberries. This smells and tastes like those berries after they've been pureed, as vibrant as it is soft and juicy. Added to that gentle, smooth feel, there's a hint of meatiness giving the wine extra power and complexity. "
91 Points

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reginavictoria - Orange Park, FL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/19/2014)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Full bodied, smooth,nice lingering flavor.
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Rating:
(2/13/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
Pair with: game. lamb
Outstanding QPR. Compares with the best from Washington State at a price that is hard to beat. Dark and intense wine with a fruity bouquet that is only slightly influenced by the oak. Good acidity and structure. Not built for the long haul but very enjoyable right now.
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altivection - Agoura Hills, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/18/2014)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Medium bodied- cherry and blackberry flavors. Very smooth style with a soft-and-sweet finish. Very nice, simple Syrah and a good value, but without any stand-out traits that I could sense.
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Learn About Merino

Rene Merino is a physician who got into the wine business through his family's agricultural background. The winemaker is Jose Pablo Martin, one of the most excitng young winemakers in Chile who has worked with top Chilean and French producers.

Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

Read More About Chile

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...

Read More About Syrah/Shiraz

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