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Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Pousseur Syrah Central Coast

Wine Details

Varietal

Syrah

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2006 Vintage) Quite dark with vibrant purple highlights. Wild aromas of game, black licorice, blackberries and white pepper evoke the Northern Rhône cuvées of Cornas. Muscular tannins give way to spicy black fruits and resiny tar notes leading to a resonant mineral core. The ‘06 Syrah Le Pousseur is a big wine, yet light on its feet. Showing nuanced complexity, it is brilliantly adaptable when paired with leg of lamb, grilled chicken, or winter wild mushrooms prepared in a variety of ways. Even whole read more...Quite dark with vibrant purple highlights. Wild aromas of game, black licorice, blackberries and white pepper evoke the Northern Rhône cuvées of Cornas. Muscular tannins give way to spicy black fruits and resiny tar notes leading to a resonant mineral core. The ‘06 Syrah Le Pousseur is a big wine, yet light on its feet. Showing nuanced complexity, it is brilliantly adaptable when paired with leg of lamb, grilled chicken, or winter wild mushrooms prepared in a variety of ways. Even whole wild salmon roasted with wild fennel will triumph with the 2006 Syrah Le Pousseur. (hide)

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    I feel like this is a winery that knows what they are doing, in a big way but this vintage may be on the downslope

    over 5 years
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    Excellent body, very drinkable.

    about 6 years
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    over 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Planet Grape
    (2012 Vintage) Seductive notes of red rose, lilac, raspberry and cherry mingle with earthy notes of game, bacon and underbrush. Smooth and silky.
  • Critics Challenge
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: Critics Challenge 2006 Gold - As reviewed by Critics Challenge on 05/01/06. Combines fresh, spicy fruit with acidity. Ed McCarthy