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Bonterra Vineyards Merlot 2012
We've been farming organically since 1987. Because it's our belief that organic grapes make better wine.
RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
Editorial Reviews for Bonterra Vineyards Merlot
2009 Bonterra Mendocino Co Merlot (Organic) 13.5% $15 Herbal and a bit leathery on the nose with soft violet, herb and dried grass accents to the attractively spicy wild berry fruit. This is soft and broad in the mouth with nicely fresh fruit flavors recalling red cherry and red currant in the mouth along with light, fresh herbal accents. The tannins are ripe and well integrated with enough acidity to add some sparkle to the midpalate. This finishes quite strongly with cherry pit fruit and a nice stony note that drives the vanilla laced wood spice through the finale. Eminently drinkable and highly recommended. 88pts Traits Acid: Medium Tannins: Soft Sweetness: Low Oak: Medium low Spicy Flavors: Low Savory Flavors: Medium Fruit flavors: Medium plus Intensity of Flavor: Medium Weight in Mouth: Medium low
Funky vegetal anise aroma. Nicely balanced black fruit in the body, with a little green pepper on the finish
smooth for cheap
Two and a half glasses
Excellent soft medium-bodied wine that pairs terrifically with any pork dish. Not too fruity or oaky but just the right amount of both with a nice tasty finish.
Dark fruit and oak. I liked this wine.
Dark cherries and leather with noticeable acid and well-balanced flavors
External Reviews for Bonterra Vineyards Merlot
Herersquo;s an extremely ripe wine brimming with cherry and black raspberry jam flavors and an edge of coffee and cocoa. The bigness is balanced by rich, finely-ground tannins and firm acidity, which makes it all bright and clean. At its best now, itrsquo;s a versatile food wine.
Last yearrsquo;s release was the best Bonterra Merlot ever. This onersquo;s right up there. Itrsquo;s rich and dry and exceedingly fruity, with long, deep cherry, blackberry and cocoa flavors complexed with coffee and herb nuances. The mouthfeel is vibrant and interesting.
Our blend for the vintage layers Merlot with Syrah, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon, bringing great depth and complexity to the wine. Distinctive tannins will soften with age, and youll find the wine to be rich and dry, with good fruit featuring blackberry, cherry and touches of herbs, with notes of cedar
This meaty Merlot contrasts cool scents of a Mendocino redwood grove with super-ripe cherry fruit and tarry tannins; itrsquo;s smooth and sharp at once. A four-square red for moussaka.
Bonterra means ldquo;good earth,rdquo; a fitting name for Fetzerrsquo;s organically farmed property. The lack of chemicals used in growing the grapes and in producing the wine allows the round, dark berry notes of Merlot to shine.
A tale of two cities: plush blackberry and plum flavors co-exist with herbal ones, and the wine is less than fully ripe ion the mouth. The grapes struggled to achieve ripeness, and there's a sharp streak of tart acidity. That said, it's the best wine that could have been made from this fine vineyard.
Food Pairings for Bonterra Vineyards Merlot
Dietary Information: Organic
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