Great Value From Charles Mara
Maramonte Syrage Lot 7 2005
From Charles Mara
It's easy to find an excellent bottle of wine for big $$$. But the most enjoyable and satisfying part of being in the wine industry is finding that gem that stands out, yet costs very little $$$. Maramonte Syrage is the perfect example of that gem.
We tasted this wine the other day when Charles Mara paid us a visit. He poured a little in each of our glasses. After we tasted, he asked us for how much we thought the wine would sell. I had guessed it would be in the $20 price range. We were surprised, and quite happy to learn it would sell for substantially less!
Charles Mara is a huge name in the wine industry. He is a nationally recognized wine judge, winery producer/owner, and wine merchant. In addition to also being a Professor of Oenology, he has served on several wine tasting panels. He is an extremely well respected and knowledgeable "wine guru" in the industry.
The Maramonte Syrage is a blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The wine is terrific now, but will mature with many more years of ageing. Enjoy this beauty with rich foods or grilled meats. An elegant wine, the Syrage can also be appreciated on its own.
Wines like Syrage are easy to sell - they taste absolutely delicious, are perfect to serve at get-togethers and large gatherings, yet sell for an "everyday wine" price. Syrage tastes much more serious and complex than its pricetag would lead you to believe.
This is absolutely a wine to buy by the case. If you live locally, come taste for yourself! We will be tasting the wine this Saturday, in the shop, from 12 - 6pm.
Maramonte Wines created Syrage Lot 7 to go beyond the one grape/one wine philosophy. This allows our winemaking staff the latitude to build intense wines of balance to meet the consumer’s desires. Syrah is our ... more
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