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2005 Concha y Toro Syrah Marques de Casa Concha Rapel Valley
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88 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2008

($19) Dark purple. Ripe, borderline-jammy dark berry aromas are deep and uncomplicated. Fleshy and sweet, offering round blackberry and boysenberry flavors, no apparent tannins and gentle finishing lift. An easy-to-drink, immediately appealing style.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
91+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Chile

Virtually every wine region in Chile benefits from proximity to the Pacific Ocean and the cooling Humboldt Current that flows up from the South Pole. Although Chile extends more than 2,000 miles from north to south, its grape-growing regions are clustered in the center of the country, where rainfall is concentrated during the winter months, and where an absence of fungal diseases makes for relatively carefree grape-farming.
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Syrah

While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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