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Bonterra Chardonnay Mendocino County 2016

Member Review by missgldelx:

I don't generally drink white wine, but tasted this and had to buy a bottle. It's very light and one I'd purchase again.

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Bonterra Vineyards:
We've been farming organically since 1987. Because it's our belief that organic grapes make better wine.

Member Reviews for Bonterra Chardonnay Mendocino County

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Snooth User: missgldelx
505450148
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 04/24/2013

I don't generally drink white wine, but tasted this and had to buy a bottle. It's very light and one I'd purchase again.


Snooth User: mpe1
112294166
0.00 5
Vintage: 2011 03/02/2014

Meggin likes


Snooth User: Jerseygrl
129788622
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 04/21/2014

Organic and crisper than other Chardonnays


Snooth User: aronowm2
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 09/23/2012

sour butter, if that makes any sense. Not very sweet on the initial attack but coats the mouth with a nice butterscotch finish. like a werther's original candy.


Snooth User: Craig Bilodeau
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/15/2012

The initial rich, buttery cream quickly turns to aromas of honey and almonds, followed quickly by aromas of pineapple and lemon. Very nice.


Snooth User: missmimichi
2944814
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/30/2011

Very zippy. Good with roast chicken. A little bit too assertive but acceptable. Yummy and interesting for its price. Very fun and upbeat wine.


3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/19/2011

Honey and light butter/creme...little bit of fruit, honeydew, pear. nice finish


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External Reviews for Bonterra Chardonnay Mendocino County

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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2017 04/18/2018

NOTES FROM WINEMAKER JEFF CICHOCKI: Our organic Chardonnay grapes offer lively flavors of green apples, pears and citrus to our Chardonnay. We ferment 70% of the juice in a combination of French and American oak, then allow this portion to undergo malolactic fermentation to create a rich, creamy wine with just a touch of oak spice. The remaining 30% is fermented in stainless steel to preserve the fruit’s fresh, crisp flavors. We age most of the wine using previously used or neutral oak in order for these fresh fruit characteristics to shine through. New oak was used for just 15% of the wine, lending this Chardonnay a nice vanilla note. An initial impression of rich, buttery cream quickly turns to aromas of honey and lightly toasted almonds, followed by richer notes of pineapple, citrusy lemon and crème brûlée. The wine is refreshing on the palate, with a minerality that is both bright and clean. The lasting impression is of lemon zest and vibrant tartness that is hallmark Bonterra Chardonnay, vintage after vintage. TOTAL ACIDITY: .64 GRAMS/100mL pH: 3.47 RESIDUAL SUGAR: .20 GRAMS/100mL ALCOHOL: 13.5%


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 02/03/2017

Our organic fruit from Mendocino oers the characteristic flavors of green apples, pears, and citrus to our chardonnay. We ferment 70% of the juice in a combination of French and American oak, which is allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation to create a rich, creamy wine with just a touch of new oak spice. The remaining 30% is fermented in stainless steel to preserve the crisp fresh fruit favors. We age most of the wine using previously-used or neutral oak in order for these fresh fruit characteristics to shine through. New oak was used for just 16% of the wine to give this chardonnay a nice vanilla note. An initial impression of rich, buttery cream quickly turns to aromas of honey and lightly toasted almonds, followed by tropical aromas of pineapple, citrusy lemon and crème brulee. The wine is refreshing on the palate, with a minerality that is both bright and clean, drawing you into a vibrant tartness and lemon zest that is absolutely, positively Bonterra Chardonnay, vintage after vintage. - Robert Blue, Winemaker


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Vintage: 2013 03/21/2015

A hint of oak complements the freshness of fruit and the evident notes of green apple, pear and citrus. Bonterra Chardonnay is aged for several months to develop a rich, creamy texture that gracefully balances its fruit-forward character.


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Vintage: 2013 07/14/2015

Aromas and flavors of fresh, crisp, green apples and golden cherries seem to light up this medium-bodied and well-balanced wine. It has firm acidity, a refreshing texture, and just enough heft in the body to serve with appetizers and cheese, but will also stand up to rich seafood preparations.


External Review
Vintage: 2013 07/14/2015

Pure and uncomplicated, centered on green apple, citrus, pear and honeydew flavors. Drink now. 165,660 cases made.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 01/22/2013

The wine is refreshing on the palate, with a minerality that is both bright and clean, drawing you into a vibrant tartness and lemon zest that is absolutely, positively Bonterra Chardonnay, vintage after vintage.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 11/12/2013

An initial impression of rich, buttery cream quickly turns to aromas of honey and lightly toasted almonds, followed by tropical aromas of pineapple, citrusy lemon and crème brulee. The wine is refreshing on the palate, with a minerality that is both bright and clean, drawing you into a vibrant tartness and lemon zest. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


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Dietary Information: Organic

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Alcohol: 13.4%

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