50% Syrah, 50% Malbec. Passionate Wines is the brainchild of Matias Michelini. He is the winemaker, agronomist, and Grand Poobah of his winery named Passionate Wines. Matias strives to make experimental wines that express terroir. These wines are low production and are drawn from multiple inspirations, regions, and styles.
91 points Vinous
Bright medium red-ruby. Brambly blackberry, dark raspberry, black pepper, mocha and minerals on the nose, plus a touch of reduction. Then rich, broad and almost chocolatey on the palate, offering a fine-grained texture and very good concentration to its sweet, juicy dark berry, pepper and spice flavors. This is a fairly substantial, chocolatey-ripe wine for a Michelini brother (In this case, Matías) but I'm not complaining. Harmonious acidity and salty minerality give this wine early deliciousness but there's no rush to drink it. Finishes with a broad, fine dusting of tannins and a lingering note of cocoa powder. Malbec and Syrah are hardly a typical blend but I like the results here. A stunning bargain at $12, this wine should enter the U.S. market by the end of September. (ST) (9/2019)