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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Montes Alpha Series Syrah 2006
Montes Alpha Series Syrah 2006
(search item no. 95690)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

From our "La Finca" Estate, in the Apalta Valley, The scarcest of our ALPHA line, it shows how promising the Apalta Valley slopes are. Yield is very low, only 6 tons per hectare. It has been aged in French oak for one year and had only one soft filtering. Aurelio has added 7% of Cabernet Sauvignon and a 3% of Viognier to the final blend. Of intense ruby red color, it has a great aroma with floral, tobacco and leathery notes. Strong and full bodied to the palate, with soft and mature tannins. A very long, elegant and satisfying after taste. A superb Syrah.

Syrah 90% + Cabernet Sauvignon 7% + Viognier 3%

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About Montes:

With the release of the first Montes Alpha wine back in 1988, Montes became one of the first premium wineries of Chile. Their premise, a clear belief that Chile had an untapped potential as a producer of quality wines, made them a benchmark for other wineries to follow. Its original four partners' total involvement and the continuous help of the angels that decorate their labels was key to their success. Two decades later, Montes is the fifth most important winery of Chile where Aurelio Montes continues leading the winemaking area with the same passion as the first day. Hard work and total focus on quality has led Montes to be one of the most successful and respected quality-driven wineries in Chile as they continue pioneering and breaking new grounds in wine.