Callia Alta Syrah Malbec 2005
Valle de Tulum, San Juan
Clear, deep scarlet with purple hints. Good strong legs.
Somewhat closed. Opens slowly to reveal red fruit (redcurrants, red plum) with a hint of vanilla sweetness.
Dominated by ripe, spicy fruit (currants, plums with a hint of strawberry). Spice notes suggest cinnamon, vanilla. Good full mouth feel. Some tannins, some acid, but no real length.
Pleasant, satisfying and well-balanced easy drinking wine. Lacks the structure and finish to compete with serious steak but a solid choice.