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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Montes Alpha Series Syrah 2007
Montes Alpha Series Syrah 2007
(search item no. 98013)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $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
2006 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar 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:

A blend of 90% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Viognier.

The up front nose is fruity, black cherries, hints of strawberries, and all well combined with a smoky spiciness, that adds elegance and complexity. The 7% of Cabernet Sauvignon is adding structure and hints of cassis and berries while the 3% of Viognier adds a nice and delicate floral touch. The oak is well assembled and combined with this strong, soft, velvety wine.

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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.