VINTAGE PROFILE A long growing season, coupled with near-perfect weather patterns, set the stage for the 2001 vintage truly a great year for Bonterra Syrah. Because Syrah typically enjoys a later bud break, the vines escaped damage from a severe early April frost. A warm spring ensued, pushing the vines into a rapid growth cycle through May. Cooler temperatures prevailed during the summer, allowing the fruit to develop intense flavors and color while maturing slowly on the vine. Random heat spike...
Wine SpectatorRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/05