Dark reddish/purple color. Intense aroma of black raspberries. This medium-bodied, very lively wine has loads of ripe...Read more...
Big plummy and earthy fruit tones on the nose with a touch of wet fur and some spice and herb stem tones, almost thyme some soapy floral notes too,... Read more
One of my favorite Argentinian wines. Big, rich, spicy, with lots of dark berry flavor. Read more
Love it! Smooth, deep fruit, very drinkable and delicious. Read more
Food Pairings for Susana Balbo Crios Syrah-Bonarda
Editorial Reviews for Susana Balbo Crios Syrah-Bonarda
Big plummy and earthy fruit tones on the nose with a touch of wet fur and some spice and herb stem tones, almost thyme some soapy floral notes too, round and polished in the mouth with some aggressive, extracted tannins, nice acidity yields a slightly rustic wine but the intensity of the flavors matches the wine’s red plummy fruit, a touch simple but really the perfect style wine for burgers and simply smoked, fatty meats, A touch peppery on the backend with some refreshing watermelon rind notes, decent length, more melony fruit on the finish with a touch of sour apple. Fun 87pts
One of my favorite Argentinian wines. Big, rich, spicy, with lots of dark berry flavor.
Love it! Smooth, deep fruit, very drinkable and delicious.
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Gamey but not overpowering aromas of spiced red fruit. A juicy, refreshing wine with great structure and firm chewy tannins finishing with a bit of licorice and dark chocolate resin.
Plump bright juicy plum fruit with grippy tannins. The finish holds together and maintains a delicate edge as it fades away.
has a dusty mocha/dry berry scent, taste is cherry and dry leather, has a smoky finish
purple inky color, aromas of chocolate and leather and mint/eucalyptus, lush, spicy flavors, tannic but mouth watering finish. Pairings: red wine friendly foods… rich and sweet sesame chicken is pretty good too… brings out brown sugar tastes
External Reviews for Susana Balbo Crios Syrah-Bonarda
The 2007 Syrah (50%)-Bonarda (50%) which spent 9 months in French and American oak before bottling without fining or filtration (as is the case for all 3 of the red wines). Dark ruby-colored, it sports an aromatic array of cedar, cinnamon, violets, blueberry, and plum. Medium-bodied, spicy, layered, and well-balanced, this flavorful effort will drink well over the next 4 years.
Very juicy and enticing, with lushly layered plum sauce, black licorice, fig cake and boysenberry notes that glide over round tannins. Very tasty. Drink now.
Winemaker Susan Balbo has the distinction of being the recipient of Wine & Spirits Magazine value brand of the year in 2004 and 2007. This wine is a delightful blend of Syrah, which is a French Rhône grape, and Bonarda, which is an Italian grape. Bonarda is the second most widely planted grape variety in Argentina. The wine offers ripe, dark fruit with balance, structure, subtle tannins and a hint of spiciness. The name Crios means "offspring" and is a tribute to her children. Great to serve with char-broiled steaks or hamburgers.
Good ruby-red. Blackberry, black plum and licorice on the nose. Supple and vinous, but with only modest sweetness to the plum, leather and saline flavors. Finishes with dusty tannins. Not exactly rustic but a bit simple.
Bright and juicy, with lots of red currant, cherry and licorice flavors backed by spice and floral notes on the racy finish. Delicious. Drink now.
The 2006 Syrah-Bonarda contains 50% of each component. It was also aged for nine months in French and American oak and bottled without fining or filtration. Purple-colored, it delivers an alluring nose of baking spice, blueberry, plum, and black raspberry. On the palate it is medium-bodied with loads of spicy dark fruit, a forward personality, good balance, and a pure finish. It too may be enjoyed over the next 3-4 years.
The 2005 Syrah-Bonarda (50% of each) is purple-colored with an expressive nose of pepper, spice box, and blueberry. On the palate the wine is supple-textured and easy-drinking with plenty of vibrant, spicy, ripe dark fruits, soft tannins, and a fruit-filled finish. Drink this tasty wine over the next 3-4 years.
Dark reddish/purple color. Intense aroma of black raspberries. This medium-bodied, very lively wine has loads of ripe red plum and black raspberry flavors with a slightly spicy character and a long, juicy finish. This 2005 vintage has a depth of flavor and intensity on the palate that is almost unheard of for wines at this price. It's a winner both before and during a meal. Certainly enjoyable in its youth, but it will age beautifully. A fun wine to try with a wide range of red wine-friendly foods, and one that will delight even the most pretentious connoisseur.
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