Bonterra Organically Grown Syrah 1998

Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 7775
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

The 1998 vintage was a late ripening one for Syrah. Our experience with each successive vintage is paying off dramatically with our southern Mendocino vineyards, which are ideal for growing Syrah. We continue to refine our vineyard practices to achieve full ripeness and flavor development, while encouraging textural appeal and balance. Our Syrah showcases a dark red-purple hue. An aromatic, tantalizing nose full of orchard-ripe blackberry, spice, and some vanilla-toast precede full-flavored dark berry and vanilla-spice with a hint of pepper. The wine is fairly rich with a characteristic warmth of the sun that we find in our Syrah. While enjoyable to drink now, additional bottle age will engage the fruit and tannins quite positively.

The 1998 Bonterra Syrah shines with hearty, robust foods like osso bucco, leg of lamb with rosemary, grilled meats, game, and hearty mushroom and tomato-based pastas. Ripe cheeses are also well served by this hearty red.

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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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