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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Bonterra Organically Grown Syrah 2006
Bonterra Organically Grown Syrah 2006
(search item no. 99185)
green wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $14.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Maintained through an organic growing process, our Syrah vineyards are entering their prime, reflected in the wine's brilliant color and intense aromas. Bonterra Syrah blends a touch of Rhone varietals like Grenache, Mouvedre and Viognier for a powerful floral note. Concentrated berry flavors come to the fore with notes of vanilla and toasty oak spice from aging in French oak.

You can see youth well served in the wine's brilliant crimson color and intense, heady aromas of black cherry and wild mountain 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 cedar oak spice.

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About Bonterra:

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 the land by farming organically, creating rich soils that provide healthy vines the opportunity to deliver wonderfully flavorful fruit. With every sip of Bonterra wine, you can taste our natural commitment. There's no other way to fully capture the expression of our Mendocino terroir.
David Koball, Vineyard Manager