New Hampshire Wine-man (Exploring the world of wine in the tiny State of New Hampshire)
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Friday, December 10, 2010
Bonhomie Boon Wine Or Busted Boondoggle
Bonny Doon Santa Maria 2007 Bien Nacido Syrah, $40.99, 89 points,is an interesting Syrah, yes, it is rich, easy to drink with gentle aromatics, robust late palate black-berry and currant, with a mild spice finish. Yes it is a curious wine, an intriguing blend of cigarette and bacon, but just a bit over the top for me,which, had it been another wine that cost less, this Bonny Doon would go a long way toward my endorsement; however, I can only recommend this wine as an experience for those looking for something curious, interesting, and intriguing.
I let the2007 Bien Nacido Syrah breathe for a few hours, and found it developing a nice tame structure and balance; as an alternative to Zinfandel, it is not, because there just isn't that gamy quality. The Bonny Doon is more relaxing and maybe just plain true to its pedigree.