Red Wine Reviews & Tasting Notes Bonterra Syrah, 2006
 

Bonterra Syrah, 2006 Review & Tasting Notes

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The texture of the Bonterra Syrah is much thinner than you would expect from how thick it looks, but it's also velvety smooth on the tongue which is quite nice. The flavors of this medium- to full-bodied wine are dominated by fruit but there is also some warm spice at the end.

Bonterra Syrah 2006 Tasting Notes & Review

Color & Clarity
The Bonterra 2006 Syrah looks heavy and thick and has a blackish, deep purple color.

Nose
The aromas of the Bonterra Syrah are cherry, blackberry, and a bit of leather.

Palate
The texture of the Bonterra Syrah is much thinner than you would expect from how thick it looks, but it's also velvety smooth on the tongue which is quite nice. The flavors of this medium- to full-bodied wine are dominated by fruit but there is also some warm spice at the end.

Food Pairing

Pairing Bonterra 2006 Syrah with Cheeses

  • Cheddar Cheese: The Bonterra Syrah is fruitier, smoother, and softer tannins when paired with Cheddar cheese. Overall this is an excellent pairing and well worth trying.
  • Aged Gouda: This is only a fair pairing and the Syrah doesn't change much when paired with aged Gouda.
  • Aged Parmesan: The Bonterra is drier and a little more complex with aged Parmesan.
  • Camembert: This pairing is acceptable, with the Syrah getting a smoother finish with Camembert.

Pairing Bonterra 2006 Syrah with Main Dishes

  • Sausage: With sausage the Bonterra Syrah becomes drier and the leather notes become a bit more aromatic.
  • Steak: With steak the Bonterra Syrah becomes smoother and once again the leather notes become a bit more aromatic.
  • Buffalo Chicken: This Syrah is drier and more aromatic when paired with Buffalo chicken. Fortunately, the spininess of the chicken isn't made worse by the alcohol of the wine.
  • Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions: This is an unusually good pairing because the mushrooms and onions make the Syrah taste spicier, more complex, and more aromatic.

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Bonterra Syrah, 2006

Editor reviews

 
Overall Quality 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Austin    November 03, 2011
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Bonterra Syrah

The Bonterra Syrah is nice all around - nice to look at, nice tasting, has a nice feel in the mouth... overall a very nice wine that you should definitely check out.

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