Bonny Doon Vineyard

Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah

8.812 ratings
8.85 pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Andreya Nightingale

When I was 19, my boyfriend, “J”, and I went backpacking at Big Sur. We camped in a little grove at the feet of giant sequoias next to a babbling stream whose shore was blanketed in fuzzy moss and delicate dancing ferns. The air was pregnant with a dampness that coaxed more smoke than flame from our humble cooking fire. We made pasta, which fell onto the ground, collecting bits of bark and dirt that, “would add more flavor” J happily exclaimed- I was suspicious. This syrah is that place in my glass. Earthy, smoky, mossy, tinged with delicate red fruit and a surprising acidity. But, much like J and I naively scrambling to care for ourselves in the wild, this wine needs a little more age to become the fullest version of itself.

When I was 19, my boyfriend, “J”, and I went backpacking at Big Sur. We camped in a little grove at the feet of giant sequoias next to a babbling stream whose shore was blanketed in fuzzy moss and delicate dancing ferns. The air was pregnant with a dampness that coaxed more smoke than flame from our humble cooking fire. We made pasta, which fell onto the ground, collecting bits of bark and dirt that, “would add more flavor” J happily exclaimed- I was suspicious. This syrah is that place in my glass. Earthy, smoky, mossy, tinged with delicate red fruit and a surprising acidity. But, much like J and I naively scrambling to care for ourselves in the wild, this wine needs a little more age to become the fullest version of itself.

Nov 30th, 2018
Ryan Schmied

Peppered bacon

Peppered bacon

1 person found it helpfulAug 28th, 2014
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

9.0

Smokey meat, white and black pepper, dried red bramble fruit. Drank best the first two hours it was open and then started to fad.

Smokey meat, white and black pepper, dried red bramble fruit. Drank best the first two hours it was open and then started to fad.

Nov 20th, 2016
Jo Florradikal

tannins, red and black spices

tannins, red and black spices

Aug 10th, 2014
Alex P
8.7

🌶🐶

🌶🐶

Jul 30th, 2018
Sean Smith

Sadly too thin - expected more depth.

Sadly too thin - expected more depth.

Feb 20th, 2016
Matt Beyard

Deepest red color to match its red fruit taste. Lovely wine.

Deepest red color to match its red fruit taste. Lovely wine.

Apr 19th, 2015
Matt Beyard

Tasty Syrah. Went down great with our steak fajitas.

Tasty Syrah. Went down great with our steak fajitas.

Mar 3rd, 2014
Stephen Carney

Stephen had this 3 years ago

Stephen had this 3 years ago

Feb 19th, 2016
Stephen Carney

Stephen had this 3 years ago

Stephen had this 3 years ago

Jan 16th, 2016