Monday, June 07, 2010
Day 158 Drink: Cono Sur 20 Barrels 2008 Syrah
Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery was founded in 1993 in Chile with the Andes Mountains to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Atacama Desert to the north and ancient glaciers to the south. The winery has been promoting organic production among Chilean vineyards.
Cono Sur added the Syrah to its range as a limited edition bottling. The wine is made from new vines planted in the Limarí Valley, not far from the Pacific Ocean.
Cono Sur 20 Barrels 2008 Syrah pours a red-purple and has a berry nose. The wine has a slight spice edge with round fruit notes, primarily dominated by plums. Not too big of a wine, but a smooth drink.