Bonny Doon Vineyard Syrah California 2007

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Great syrah is all about perfume and the tension between the wild and the refined. The signifiers of vrai syrah: baco...

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Super intense perfumes on the nose with wild fresh fruits salty meats, mulberry, candied plums and violets, espresso bean, lightly smoky licorice. ... Read more

Spice, smoked meat, dark flowers & berries on the nose; palate is big & balanced with flavors echoing the aromas but complicated by notes of licori... Read more

Medium-body, Ruby color, Floral aroma, Spicy. Like this wine for the price I paid. Very good daily table wine. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Bonny Doon Vineyard Syrah California

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065196,260
4.00 5
12/10/2010

Super intense perfumes on the nose with wild fresh fruits salty meats, mulberry, candied plums and violets, espresso bean, lightly smoky licorice. Medium bodied with juicy acidity. Some wood tannin on the mid-palate makes this a bit dry and hard at this stage but with some time, maybe as little as 6 months in the bottle, i expect the fruit to cover the receding tannins. A really impressive effort that is decidedly not Californian. 89pts


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Snooth User: egon klimt
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4.50 5
12/01/2010

Spice, smoked meat, dark flowers & berries on the nose; palate is big & balanced with flavors echoing the aromas but complicated by notes of licorice & black pepper. I've been impressed by this wine in previous vintages, but this may be their best! 92pts.


Snooth User: sfang
10398526
3.00 5
01/27/2011

Medium-body, Ruby color, Floral aroma, Spicy. Like this wine for the price I paid. Very good daily table wine.


Winemaker's Notes:

Great syrah is all about perfume and the tension between the wild and the refined. The signifiers of vrai syrah: bacon fat is well in evidence, as is the scent of licorice, anise, wintergreen, violet and spicy elements - white pepper, most notably, juniper, cardamom and sandalwood. There is also a brilliant mineral element herein - mostly in virtue of shy-yielding grapes. The texture is particularly noteworthy, with melted, creamy tannins and a very silky finish. Long cuvaisons (thirty days and thirty nights) have been the practice at Bonny Doon for some time now. As far as the vineyards themselves are concerned: the coolest (in every sense) vineyard supplying us with syrah, Bien Nacido X Block in Santa Maria (with its lovely limestone soils), gives an aromatically vivid syrah, the most peppery and gamey of the bunch. Chequera Vineyard, on the cooler west side of Paso Robles, is the most powerful, providing great structure and acidity. Gimelli Vineyard, from the Cienega Valley of San Benito County, brings deep color and smokey notes to the nose. Ca’ del Solo Vineyard, the Estate, contributes its own stony riverbed minerality to this remarkable cuvée.

Great syrah is all about perfume and the tension between the wild and the refined. The signifiers of vrai syrah: bacon fat is well in evidence, as is the scent of licorice, anise, wintergreen, violet and spicy elements - white pepper, most notably, juniper, cardamom and sandalwood. There is also a brilliant mineral element herein - mostly in virtue of shy-yielding grapes. The texture is particularly noteworthy, with melted, creamy tannins and a very silky finish. Long cuvaisons (thirty days and thirty nights) have been the practice at Bonny Doon for some time now. As far as the vineyards themselves are concerned: the coolest (in every sense) vineyard supplying us with syrah, Bien Nacido X Block in Santa Maria (with its lovely limestone soils), gives an aromatically vivid syrah, the most peppery and gamey of the bunch. Chequera Vineyard, on the cooler west side of Paso Robles, is the most powerful, providing great structure and acidity. Gimelli Vineyard, from the Cienega Valley of San Benito County, brings deep color and smokey notes to the nose. Ca’ del Solo Vineyard, the Estate, contributes its own stony riverbed minerality to this remarkable cuvée.

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