100% Syrah from Central Coast, California (56% Alamo Creek, 32% Bien Nacido and 12% Chaquera vineyards).
SRP of $25 but available for as low as $15. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
“‘La syrah,’ the French say – syrah is deeply and elementally feminine. It is perfumed elegance; enchanting and captivating rather than overpowering. One is disarmed by its freshness, its strangeness. Like Borges’ Zahir, syrah makes an indelible impression. One will wander the world till the end of one’s days with its sublime, haunting fragrance gradually displacing all thoughts and memories, including the knowledge of one’s own name.
Today’s wine is the latest vintage of a wine we previously enjoyed immensely, the
2008 Bonny Doon Vineyard “Le Pousseur” Syrah – An Aroma So Big It Generates Its Own Gravitational Pull. And while the end result this year is similar (we love this wine) this year’s vintage gets there in a different way and is a great example of vintage variation.
The 2009 Bonny Doon Vineyard “Le Pousseur” Syrah begins with wonderful aromas of smoked meat, black cherry, plum and anise — it only takes one sniff to know that is one serious Syrah. Tasting the wine quickly proves your nose is on target. This is a silky smooth and savory number with loads of dark fruit, licorice and even a bit of bacon. Add in good acidity and soft tannins and you have a wine that is simply a pleasure to drink and another reason I love Syrah so. It ends with long lasting mineral notes peaking though the fruit and lingering in the mouth. Excellent!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.
Overall Rating: 8.0
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