Bonterra Organically Grown Syrah 2007
Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California
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 black cherry and 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 white pepper and toasty oak spice. This is a distinctive... View More
A worthy followup to the wonderful 2006. Shows equal concentration of blackberry, blueberry and licorice flavors, with a bacon and pepper savoriness that tantalizes. The structure is fine and firm, the finish dry and spicy. Drink now for sheer deliciousness.
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... View More