Bonterra Organically Grown Syrah 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California

Price: $19.49
Item No. 99185
  • WE90
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.

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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.

Critical Acclaim

"Extraordinarily rich in briary flavors of wild blackberries, licorice, cocoa and pepper, this Syrah has the added virtue of finishing dry. Although it’s a bit soft, it’s a beauty, especially at this price. "
90 Points

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(9/27/2010)
The 90+ Syrah's and Shiraz from wine.com tend to be outstanding, maybe just our taste buds. Love the Wine.com program that gives us free shipping for $49 per year, outstanding!! We were buying our wines at Grocery Outlet and rolling the dice to find a good wine, actually saving money here because of the ratings. We are currently testing 17 different wines that are 90+ and have found 3 outstanding ones so far out of about 9 wines. This is one of them
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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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