Wine Wednesdays – 2014 Villard Syrah

This cold weather on the east coast has me reaching for bold, big bodied reds.  I recently tasted this 2014 Syrah from Villard, a winery located in the Casablanca Valley in Chile.  I wish I had snapped a pic of the wine in the glass, it was the most beautiful dark purple-red color.  
Unlike most Syrah’s I’ve tasted, this wasn’t overpowering or spicy.  The nose was full of red berries and a touch of oak (obtained from 10 months in a mix of French/American oak), the palette progressed to slightly darker berries, soft tannins, and a smooth finish that was full of chocolately notes.  Dessert in a glass!  

Wine:  2014 Villard Expresión Reserve Syrah
Purchased:  Backlabel Wines
Price:  $18

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