Susana Balbo Crios Syrah-Bonarda 2011

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Dark reddish/purple color. Intense aroma of black raspberries. This medium-bodied, very lively wine has loads of ripe...

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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

Big dark crushed cherry fruit with some nice spiceness, medium to light tannins and medium acidity. The syrah is more on the lighter side but defi... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Susana Balbo Crios Syrah-Bonarda

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,130
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 08/04/2009

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


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Snooth User: jcmcg
2356907
4.00 5
02/05/2010

One of my favorite Argentinian wines. Big, rich, spicy, with lots of dark berry flavor.


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,386
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 04/15/2014

Big dark crushed cherry fruit with some nice spiceness, medium to light tannins and medium acidity. The syrah is more on the lighter side but definitely dominates the flavor profile. Not overly complex and a somewhat short finish but overall really good QPR.


Snooth User: MrsS92
5774187
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/11/2010

Love it! Smooth, deep fruit, very drinkable and delicious.


Snooth User: enotheque
458981,165
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 02/08/2009

As featured in...http://enotheque.blogspot.com/2009/02/wines-of-susana-balbo-and-pedro.html


4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/17/2009

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.

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Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/17/2009

Plump bright juicy plum fruit with grippy tannins. The finish holds together and maintains a delicate edge as it fades away.


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/26/2008

has a dusty mocha/dry berry scent, taste is cherry and dry leather, has a smoky finish


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External Reviews for Susana Balbo Crios Syrah-Bonarda

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
02/20/2013

Dieser Wein wurde aus zu gleichen Teilen aus den Rebsorten Syrah und Bonarda vinifiziert und zeigt eine schöne bordeauxrote Farbe, intensive Himbeer- und Erdbeer-Aromen in der Nase, mit dezent schwarzer Pfeffer-, Mocca- und Muskatnuss-Note. Er zeigt sich gut strukturiert mit harmonischem Körper und weichen Tanninen. Mittellanger, angenehmer Abgang.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2009 07/07/2011

Dieser Wein wurde aus 50% Syrah und 50% Bonarda vinifiziert und zeigt eine schöne bordeauxrote Farbe, intensive Himbeer- und Erdbeer-Aromen in der Nase, mit dezent schwarzer Pfeffer, Mocca und Muscatnuss Note. Er zeigt sich gut strukturiert mit harmonischem Körper und weichen Tanninen, mittellanger, angenehmer Abgang.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2008 04/29/2010

Dieser Wein wurde aus 50% Syrah und 50% Bonarda vinifiziert und zeigt eine schöne bordeauxrote Farbe, intensive Himbeer- und Erdbeer-Aromen in der Nase, mit dezent schwarzer Pfeffer, Mocca und Muscatnuss Note. Er zeigt sich gut strukturiert mit harmonischem Körper und weichen Tanninen, mittellanger, angenehmer Abgang.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/23/2011

"Dark reddish/purple color. Intense aroma of black raspberries and a touch of vanilla. Experience a rush of flavors upon first sip of this medium-bodied wine - ripe blackberry and red plum


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

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.


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Ratings & Tags for Susana Balbo Crios Syrah-Bonarda

rated this wine
4.00 5
09/11/2009

126375 Snooth User: donccpa
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4.00 5
2006 01/24/2009

rated this wine
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2006 03/02/2009

314040 Snooth User: mcb216
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3.50 5
2006 11/29/2009

38598 Snooth User: BenBen
rated this wine
2.00 5
2005 12/20/2007

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5.00 5
2005 08/15/2007

rated this wine
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2005 08/15/2007

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Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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