Bonterra Merlot Mendocino County 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

"Raised on vines in a valley that absorbs the full brilliance of a Mendocino County day, this nuanced wine blends a focused Merlot character with an evident heritage of Bordeaux. Aromas of cranberry, chocolate and cola spice add to the old-world style. Our Merlot is wonderfully dry, with compelling fruit and touches of herbs and light oak." Winemaker's notes "Deep ruby. The compelling bouquet of freshly crushed blackberries and mulberries enjoys a hint of savory earth that adds true class. On the palate, the juicy dark fruit flavors call to the mind the most pristine blackberry you’ve ever picked at the peak of ripeness, with just a hint of brambles, black cherries, soil and wood tones to dispell the illusion. The classy flavors turn slightly warm on the delicious finish. Try this with pork tenderloin or even a ribeye steak. Made with organic grapes...90" SWJ 11/12

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We've been farming organically since 1987. Because it's our belief that organic grapes make better wine.
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

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.

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Member Reviews for Bonterra Merlot Mendocino County

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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3.50 5
09/28/2012

Funky vegetal anise aroma. Nicely balanced black fruit in the body, with a little green pepper on the finish


Snooth User: jspigar
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3.00 5
01/30/2011

smooth for cheap

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blackberry

Snooth User: Nobuyuki Morita
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2.50 5
11/20/2012

Two and a half glasses



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"Raised on vines in a valley that absorbs the full brilliance of a Mendocino County day, this nuanced wine blends a focused Merlot character with an evident heritage of Bordeaux. Aromas of cranberry, chocolate and cola spice add to the old-world style. Our Merlot is wonderfully dry, with compelling fruit and touches of herbs and light oak." Winemaker's notes "Deep ruby. The compelling bouquet of freshly crushed blackberries and mulberries enjoys a hint of savory earth that adds true class. On the palate, the juicy dark fruit flavors call to the mind the most pristine blackberry you’ve ever picked at the peak of ripeness, with just a hint of brambles, black cherries, soil and wood tones to dispell the illusion. The classy flavors turn slightly warm on the delicious finish. Try this with pork tenderloin or even a ribeye steak. Made with organic grapes...90" SWJ 11/12

Dietary Information: Organic


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