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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Bonterra Organically Grown Syrah 2009
Bonterra Organically Grown Syrah 2009
(search item no. 109372)
green wine


PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 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:

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 dark black cherry, white and black pepper, cedar, and toasty oak. Bonterra Syrah is distinctive and unique with a more fruit-forward style. e tannins are nicely polished, providing a rich ripe mouthfeel, with flavors of dark fruit, and a long soft finish. It's a wine I believe you'll truly enjoy.
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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