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Buena Vista Carneros Syrah 2006

Buena Vista Carneros Syrah 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Carneros, California

Price: $23.00 $7.99
Save $15.01 (65%)
Item No. 112061
Style: Smooth & Supple

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: 14.2%

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

A wonderful expression of cool climate Syrah – the gamey side of Syrah is balanced by the elegance and finesse of the cool climate fruit. The 2006 Carneros Syrah has aromas of bright blueberry and raspberry, nutmeg, dark roasted coffee and white pepper. The palate explores hints of toastiness and exhibits flavors of boysenberry and chocolate, ending in a lingering finish of plum and toast with nice acidity. Try this wine with pan seared venison steak and sweet potato mash.

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Corey Bragg - Springfield, OR (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/31/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
I normally really like most Buena Vista wine's this one was a bit underwhelming.I tend to lean toward Wa State or Aus for Syrah/Shiraz these days. They seem to do it better than most.
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Richard Rybak - Cherry Hill, NJ (read all my reviews)

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Founded in 1857 as California's first premium winery, Buena Vista, under the direction of winemaker Jeff Stewart, is a leader in cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah. Straddling Sonoma County in the southern end of the Carneros appellation, the 523-acre Ramal Vineyard Estate is broken up into 167 small blocks, with 21 different clones of Chardonnay and 13 different...

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Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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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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