A juicy dark treat for $10 which I rated a 10

Monday, September 14, 2009

Brand NameMontgras
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Wine NameCabernet Sauvignon - Syrah
Vintage (Year)2007
AVAColchagua Valley
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeCabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz
Wine GroupsHeaven in a Bottle
Lovely reds
Alcohol %14.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating10 (on a scale of 1-10)

On the latest wine run, I was looking for a couple of reds, but knowing that I didn't want to spend much. I happened across a Montgras Cab Sauv/Syrah blend for the right price, and I can tell you that it's wonderful. Montgras has delivered before, and in the previous time it was with a Carmenere that I gave a 9 to.

Well, this wine was even better. While I maybe shouldn't be drinking a strong red wine right after getting my teeth cleaned today, this wine is an inexpensive wonder. The taste is a mixture of plentiful juicy dark fruits undercut, if not crosscut, with the right mixture of a dry finish that isn't heavy with tannins.

This wine is resplendent of the typical rich purple color that a great wine deserves, and the taste is composed of dark cherries, ripe Italian plums, and maybe even dates (that would be the Syrah component).

Understanding the difference between a sub $20 bottle of wine, and one that is above that cost, I am really anxious to taste some of the prestige releases.


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