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Bonterra Vineyards Chardonnay Mendocino County 2010
An initial impression of rich, buttery cream quickly turns to aromas of honey and lightly toasted almonds, followed quickly by tropical aromas of pineapple and citrusy lemon. The wine is refreshing on the palate with a vibrant tartness and lemon zest that is absolutely Bonterra Chardonnay.
We've been farming organically since 1987. Because it's our belief that organic grapes make better wine.
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.
The initial rich, buttery cream quickly turns to aromas of honey and almonds, followed quickly by aromas of pineapple and lemon. Very nice.
External Reviews for Bonterra Vineyards Chardonnay Mendocino County
For our chardonnay, we have adopted a style that deliberately uses a combination of oak and stainless steel to emphasize the crisp freshness of our organic fruit. Our organic fruit from Mendocino o ers the characteristic avors of green and baked 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. e remaining 30% is fermented in stainless steel to preserve the crisp fresh fruit avors. 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 turns to aromas of honey and toasted almonds, quickly followed by pineapple, lemon and crème brulee. is wine has a refreshing, bright, clean minerality with a...
Made in the Bonterra style of exceedingly pure fruit, this Chardonnay brims with delicious tangerine and pears. It has pretty acids that make it feel clean in the mouth. A delightful wine made even richer with a touch of new oak.