An Incredible Value From Chile- Vina Falernia Syrah Reserva 2007

Lately, I have been exploring a lot of wines from Chile, Spain, and Argentina.  I have found time and time again that they deliver wonderful wines for an incredible value.  One of the latest wines I have sipped is Vina Falernia Syrah Reserva from Chile.  There has been a lot of buzz about the wine (it was Wine Spectator’s wine of the week in June) so I was excited to see if it lived up to all the hype. 

About the Wine- From the Winery

Vina Falernia Syrah Reserva 2007 is from the D.O. Elqui Valley appellation in Chile.  It has 14% alcohol and retails for $15 (although it can easily be found for around $10).  For more information see www.Falernia.com

Now the Fun Part- Tasting The Wine

This Syrah pours deep plum in the glass.  The nose is intriguing with aromas of dark fruit, pepper, violet, and a hint of smoke.  The wine has bold tastes of plum, ripe blackberry, and smoke with a smooth and peppery finish.  I immediately want another sip because of the interesting layers of flavor.  The Vina Falernia Syrah Reserva is unique and makes a statement…and it’s a statement I like.  I think this is a great wine for the price that will definitely awaken your senses.  Grab a bottle and let me know what you think!

My Wine Rating- B+

*Food Pairing Note- The smokiness makes this wine great for grilled steaks, BBQ ribs, or smoky chipotle fajitas.

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