Montes Alpha Syrah 2020

Montes Alpha Syrah 2020


Winemaker Notes

Deep ruby-red in color with violet nuances. The nose is very expressive with aromas of ripe blackberries, figs, crème de cassis, and hints of leather and dark chocolate. The palate is well balanced with bright acidity, smooth tannins, ample structure, and generous volume. The finish is long and considerably complex.

Highly recommended with red meats, stir-fried beef, pork chops, spaghetti with Bolognese sauce, and lamb chops.

Critical Acclaim

James Suckling
Spice, dried meat and dark berries on the nose and palate. Full bodied, yet so fresh and focused. The tannins carve a lovely frame. Spicy finish with underlying cloves and nutmeg. Drink or hold.

Wilfred Wong of
COMMENTARY: The 2018 Montes Alpha Syrah is energetic and long on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine shows black fruit, licorice, and oak in its aromas and flavors. Enjoy it with slow-braised meat dishes. (Tasted: February 22, 2021, San Francisco, CA)


The 2018 Syrah Montes Alpha was co-fermented with 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Viognier from Apalta and Marchigüe before 55% of the wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Dark violet in color. The concentrated nose offers aromas of blackberry and blueberry jam plus attractive sweet spice and leather notes. Indulgent with good volume; the slightly taut tannins lend structure to the lengthy finish. Drinking window: 2021 - 2026

Wine Enthusiast
A full and gritty nose showcases aromas of eucalyptus, green herbs and black fruits. A full but agile palate features bright acidity and grabby tannins, while toasty oak tops herbal blackberry and plum flavors. A concentrated finish is dry and weighty but not heavy.