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 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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Dominio del Plata:
Dominio del Plata is a family-owned and run project of Susana Balbo (Enologist) and Pedro Marchevsky (Viticulturist). The core philosophies that they share, and that figure prominently in the production of their wines, are the following: Precision Viticulture This is a grape-growing philosophy that demands attention to detail, however small. The planting of the vineyards, varietal selections... Read more
Dominio del Plata is a family-owned and run project of Susana Balbo (Enologist) and Pedro Marchevsky (Viticulturist). The core philosophies that they share, and that figure prominently in the production of their wines, are the following: Precision Viticulture This is a grape-growing philosophy that demands attention to detail, however small. The planting of the vineyards, varietal selections, vineyard management systems, water management, canopy conduction, sanitary precautions and harvesting decision are all managed personally by Pedro and Susana in order to achieve the highest quality standards. Sustainable Agriculture The entire project is specially designed and implemented in a way that doesn’t harm the natural resources, preserves the environment, functions according to social requirements, and at the same time maintains productivity in order to remain economically competitive. Superior Winemaking Skills Our winemaking skills and professional knowledge have been developed over more than two decades through intensive and prolonged education and research. From this accumulated knowledge, we have designed and constructed a winery that employs state-of-the-art enological technology for the processing of grapes and therefore the production of high-quality wine. Love and Passion Knowledge and experience are not the only keys to successful winemaking. Every step of top-quality wine production demands a love and a passion for the winemaking process in order to obtain a successful result. The dedication and diligence of our entire family working in the vineyard, in the winery and for the marketing of the wines gives the company its unique character. The constant search for perfection and the appreciation for fine wine, as well as our relationships with the people that contribute to the success of the winery, is physically embodied in the beauty of the Dominio del Plata Winery. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Susana Balbo Crios Syrah-Bonarda

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,202
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
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4.00 5
02/05/2010

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


Snooth User: jpiscionere
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4.00 5
09/11/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: vin0vin0
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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
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/11/2010

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


Snooth User: enotheque
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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
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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.


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External Reviews for Susana Balbo Crios Syrah-Bonarda

External Review
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.


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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
Vintage: 2007 10/06/2009

`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.`


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

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.


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

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.


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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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