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 the 2007 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.
This is not a massive wine like the Two hands Bella's Garden or the Tensley Colson Canyon Syrah, and just maybe I go for that BIG wine feel, at least when it comes to Syrah-Shiraz.
Bonny Doon Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido 2007 Syrah Second tasting One Year Later

Copyright 2010 Dennis Tsiorbas. All rights reserved, Template provided by Blogger

No comments:

Post a Comment