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2006 Bonaccorsi Star Lane Vineyard Syrah

Lightly elevated cork

ITEM 8309153 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

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92Wine Spectator

Intense and spicy, with tight, full-bodied currant, berry, dusty mineral and pebble notes, ending with a long, persistent finish that returns to the initial flavor themes.

92Vinous / IWC

Intriguing aromas of red berries, smoked meat, olive and graphite, in the style of a suave northern Rhone wine. Peppery and incisive, offering vivid red and dark berry flavors and a silky texture. The olive and graphite...

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

...notes of frying lard, black currants, licorice, bouquet garni, spice box, and meat.



Bonaccorsi Winery and Vineyards is in Buelton, in California’s Central Coast region. It was founded in 1999 by Michael and Jenne Lee Bonaccorsi. Michael was a Master Sommelier and his wife Jenne Lee was a restaurant industry executive. Michael died in 2004 but Jenne Lee continues to run the winery. Grapes for Bonaccorsi wines come from vineyards in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. The estate makes single-vineyard Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah.


United States, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County is not an AVA, but a region just south of San Luis Obispo that includes the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley appellations. Wine has been produced in the area since the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted vineyards. It wasn’t until the 1990s, however, that producers focused on growing premier grapes for fine wines. During the 1990s more than 10,000 acres of vineyards were planted, and today there are nearly 20,000 acres of vineyards. The region received a big bump in recognition and prestige when the popular film “Sideways” was shot there in 2004. Because the region is affected by maritime weather, it is relatively cool climate makes it ideal for Chardonnay. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and an increasingly adventuresome number of varietals are also grown successfully in Santa Barbara County.


Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.