Wine Review: Montgras Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah Reserva 2007 – Less Than $9!

Montgras Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah Reserva 2007

Hope everyone had a great weekend out at the BevMo 5¢ Wine Sale! Keeping with our vow to not give any negative reviews to ridiculous deals like the Montgras Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah Reserva 2007 let’s jump right into this ridiculously delicious red.

Good News: From the Colchagua Valley in Chile, the 2007 Montgras Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah is muscular but delicate. This is a Muhammad Ali of a wine. A slightly charcoal nose with little bit of lilac, if you can believe that. Charcoal and flowers, go figure. Take a deep breath and enjoy. Once it’s in your mouth, you will get a forward but delicate push of ripe red fruits stewed in port, then cooled and turned into a fruit rollup. Remember those? Cherry, strawberry and plums all mashed into a fruit rollup. The finish is clear with no heat from the alcohol and your tongue is left tingling from firm, satisfying tannins (they are the things that come from the grape skins that will make your tongue feel slightly dry). Absolutely made for BBQ.

With Food: We had this with some barbecued chicken, peppers, onions, mushrooms and tomatoes marinated in Char Siu BBQ sauce (ask for it at your nearest specialty store or even find it at Ross or Marshalls). I recommend any barbecued meat except for fish. Make sure the food isn’t too well-done, but charred enough on the outside. Trust me, you will be grateful for the extra char with this wine.

2 bottles for $17.04 at the BevMo 5¢ Wine Sale!

Once the sale is over, head to to get it for just $9.99!

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