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Montes Syrah Cherub Rose 2006

Member Review by winecanine:

A woman once told me she would never buy a bottle of Toad Hollow Chardonnay because she thought the label was "gross." I guess she didn't like toads. Personally, I don't care much for cherubs — they just look like chubby little game birds to me — but I am a fan of Montes wines. The last couple of vintages of their Montes Alpha Syrah have been knockouts, so I had high hopes for their Montes Cherub Rosé of Syrah 2006. And the Wine Enthusiast seemed to like it well enough: They gave it a 90-point rating and called it "one of the world's best rosés." Label aside, I wasn't disappointed. The nose is delicate and pleasant, and the wine drenches all areas of the palate with flavors of raspberry and concentrated strawberries. A long, pleasant finish follows, with no trace of acidity or bitterness. At $15 a bottle it's among the higher-priced rosés, but in terms of satisfaction it's money well spent. This is a fun wine to drink! Aurelio Montes is apparently a big fan of Ralph Steadman, who designed the Cherub label as well as the one for the Montes Folly Syrah. I like Steadman's work too, but it's usually a lot more edgy than this cherub, which is full-bodied yet light, not as serious as the Montes Alpha trademark angel, and deviod of any edginess — much like the wine, come to think of it....

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One of Chile’s most renowned winemakers – Auriello Montes Sr. – blazed the path of bringing his country’s premium selections to the world when he joined forces with wine industry vet Douglas Murray and partners Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand in 1988. Together, they formed Viña Montes, which became the standard for premium Chilean wines with the introduction of... Read more
One of Chile’s most renowned winemakers – Auriello Montes Sr. – blazed the path of bringing his country’s premium selections to the world when he joined forces with wine industry vet Douglas Murray and partners Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand in 1988. Together, they formed Viña Montes, which became the standard for premium Chilean wines with the introduction of Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon. In the quarter century since then, the company has been instrumental in raising awareness, affinity, and acclaim for Chilean wines in over 100 countries worldwide. Hailing from Apalta in Chile’s Cochalgua Valley, Viña Montes produces 950,000 cases annually through its vineyards La Finca de Apalta (in Apalta); El Arcangel Estate (in Marchigue); and Los Nogales Estate (in Curico). Among the company labels are Montes Alpha “M,” Montes Folly, Purple Angel, Montes Alpha, Montes Classic Series, Montes Cherub, and Montes Twins. In 2004, a new cellar was created at Apalta through an investment of more than US$7 million. Chilean architect Samuel Claro, from the Claro and Swinburn Agency, created the space, which was decorated by Paula Gutierrez, a nationally renowned designer. Here, technology and equipment reside in a peaceful environment incorporating Feng Shui elements – water, air, metal and wood- to encourage harmony and a positive atmosphere, enhancing the total experience and resulting wines. Read less

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Snooth User: winecanine
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4.00 5
06/28/2007

A woman once told me she would never buy a bottle of Toad Hollow Chardonnay because she thought the label was "gross." I guess she didn't like toads. Personally, I don't care much for cherubs — they just look like chubby little game birds to me — but I am a fan of Montes wines. The last couple of vintages of their Montes Alpha Syrah have been knockouts, so I had high hopes for their Montes Cherub Rosé of Syrah 2006. And the Wine Enthusiast seemed to like it well enough: They gave it a 90-point rating and called it "one of the world's best rosés." Label aside, I wasn't disappointed. The nose is delicate and pleasant, and the wine drenches all areas of the palate with flavors of raspberry and concentrated strawberries. A long, pleasant finish follows, with no trace of acidity or bitterness. At $15 a bottle it's among the higher-priced rosés, but in terms of satisfaction it's money well spent. This is a fun wine to drink! Aurelio Montes is apparently a big fan of Ralph Steadman, who designed the Cherub label as well as the one for the Montes Folly Syrah. I like Steadman's work too, but it's usually a lot more edgy than this cherub, which is full-bodied yet light, not as serious as the Montes Alpha trademark angel, and deviod of any edginess — much like the wine, come to think of it....


Snooth User: SDWineLover13
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3.50 5
02/08/2008

This is a great rose. Crisp and refreshing with flavors of strawberry, raspberry, pomegranite. Maybe a touch of blueberry and grape skin. Aroma of red fruit and a nice dryness. Must buy again. CP.




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