2006 Bella Syrah Sonoma County
Dry Creek, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
Price at time of purchase: $28.00 (Winery)
Type: Syrah
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel

Made from a blend of Lilly Hill and Belle Canyon fruit, along with grapes from the Sonoma Coast, this is exceptionally good wine for a "generic" Sonoma County appellation. Lovely deep, opaque purple color, big spicy aromas and flavors hinting at roasted meat, ground black pepper, black berries, vanilla, and blueberry crisp. Full-bodied but soft and (to my taste buds, anyway) ready to drink right now. It will be interesting to taste the single-vineyard Syrahs coming out later. - HK 2009-06-02


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