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Sheri Forster
October 13, 2015 | Sheri Forster

New & Notable Reds

I get asked many times a day “Sheri, what is your favourite wine?”  That’s like asking me about a favorite child … “Well that depends on the day” :)  
So instead of favourite, I thought I would talk about wines that are New to our store that I feel are Notable (worth remembering and drinking!).

Casas Del Bosque Gran Reserva Syrah $23.99
Casablanca Valley, Chile 

The Syrah grapes from this region come from the vineyards in the coldest part of the Casablanca Valley, with high slopes and warm sun and a cool Pacific breeze. Deep Dark Ruby Red in colour.  Aromas of dark ripe cherry, blackberry and stewed plum and hints of flowers, sharp white pepper, cocoa and sweet oaky vanilla.  What is only hinted at on the nose comes alive on the palate, with white pepper and flower petals coating the mouth with a pleasant heat.  Ripe cherry and oak linger, with medium tannin and woodsy finish.  The winemaker has created an elegant Syrah that highlights the beautiful cool climate region where the grapes are grown.  This well balanced red wine is both bold and pretty and meant to be savoured one sip at a time.

Rated 91 points by Wine Spectator and my vote as a New and Notable!
Additional Notes:  Ready to drink now or cellar for the next couple of years.  I personally recommend decanting for 30 – 60 minutes for optimal flavour.  I feel pairing a wine is about personal preference, but I had this full bodied Syrah with salt and pepper beef ribs, which emphasized the white pepper on the palate.  I love the heat mixed with the dark cherry.

Some other not so new, but definitely Notable Syrah’s from Chile you might want to try:
Vina Chocalan Reserva Syrah $17.99
Falernia Reserva Syrah $20.99
Vina Maipo Valle del Maipo Limited Edition Syrah $29.99
Tabali Reserva Syrah Especial $21.49


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