Bonterra Organically Grown Syrah 2007

Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California

Price: $15.99
Item No. 105702
  • WE91
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Our Syrah vineyards, including the newer biodynamically-farmed Butler Ranch, which ranges upwards to 1,600 feet above sea level, are quite young, just teasing their prime growing years. You can see youth well-served in the wine's brilliant crimson color and intense, heady aromas of black cherry and blackberries before giving way to bitter-sweet, vanilla chocolate. The tannins are velvety smooth and supple. The oak is wonderfully integrated, with complementary flavors of white pepper and toasty oak spice. This is a distinctive Bonterra Syrah, more fruit-forward than previous vintages, more distinctive and unique. It's a wine I believe you'll truly enjoy!

At Bonterra, we passionately believe that organic grapes make better wine. Bonterra has been producing wine from 100% organically-grown grapes since 1993. All of our grapes are grown using certied organic practices, such as composting, cover crops, and biodiversity. these organic practices give us grapes that oer a quality of fruit and vibrancy of taste that allow us to create wines that express the purity and intensity of each varietal's unique character. In every sip of Bonterra, you can taste our natural commitment to producing wines of great taste and excitement, which is why we believe they are among the very best wines you'll experience.

Critical Acclaim

"A worthy followup to the wonderful 2006. Shows equal concentration of blackberry, blueberry and licorice flavors, with a bacon and pepper savoriness that tantalizes. The structure is fine and firm, the finish dry and spicy. Drink now for sheer deliciousness. Editors' Choice."
91 Points

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Rating:
(9/30/2011)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
I liked this wine so much, I opened the second bottle after a few days. I wish I would have saved it because I could really go for one now! Very balanced and Earthy.
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rsheng - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/7/2011)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Terrific finish
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Rating:
(12/17/2010)
Truly lovely wine -- totally organic. Very smooth. I also bought two bottes of the Bonterra Organic Cabernet...not as yummy! Truly healthy wine.
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Rating:
(10/4/2011)
I generally liked this wine. My wife did not. Thought it was a bit jumpy and not smooth/fruity enough for her pref of Syrah.
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Rating:
(7/21/2011)
Fonz note = 2/5 Not good - not bad, rustic (like a so-so Côte du Rhone). Great price.
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Kate C - Pittsburgh, PA (read all my reviews)

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(12/13/2011)
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Learn About Bonterra Map ItMap It

Bonterra wines are a natural expression of the unique climate and soil of the Mendocino coast. The name Bonterra means good earth. All of their wines are nurtured from organically grown grapes. Bonterra relishes the re-discovery of age-old traditions of viticulture, working in harmony with Nature, to create wines with pure, concentrated flavors. THE BONTERRA PHILOSOPHY We honor...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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