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Bonny Doon Bien Nacido X-Block Syrah

FOOD & WINE Wine Club Bonny Doon Bien Nacido X-Block Syrah FOOD & WINE Wine Club Bonny Doon Bien Nacido X-Block Syrah
Winery Bonny Doon Vineyard
Grape Syrah
Year 2009
Country United States
Appellation Central Coast

$40.00 $34.00 per bottle

Member Price: $30.60

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This savory Syrah was made by one of the US’s masters of Rhône varieties with grapes from one of California’s greatest vineyards.
What You Need To Know
The Bien Nacido vineyard, from which this Syrah hails, is a legendary hillside property located on the central California coast. Sprawling over 800 acres, it produces an outsize number of benchmark red and white wines, chiefly from Burgundian and Rhône varieties. The Miller family, who own the property, sell grapes to a roster of vintners that reads like a Who’s Who in California wine, including Bonny Doon’s Randall Grahm. An influential pioneer of Rhône wines in the US, Grahm is particularly excited about the 2009 vintage of his Bien Nacido Syrah—as was our entire tasting team. With its extravagant aromas of smoked meat, herbs and spice, and rich, tightly coiled fruit, this is definitive, cool-climate California Syrah. Just 34 barrels were produced.
Smell It
Smell It
Herb-accented scents of plum, olive and smoked meat.
Taste It
Taste It
Deep, fresh and rich, with tight, meaty currant and spice notes.
Serve It
Serve It
Decant and serve at cellar temperature—the decanter should be cool to the touch.
Pair It
Pair It
Earthy braises and stews; rare steaks and chops.