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Bonterra Vineyards Merlot 2012
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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
Dark cherries and leather with noticeable acid and well-balanced flavors
Really enjoyed this.
Fricken golden wine. Goes good with food from tilted kilt (palm springs)
External Reviews for Bonterra Vineyards Merlot
Juicy and chewy, with black cherry, violet, plum and black currant tones, nicely framed by modest tannin, eucalyptus and toasty oak character. Drink now through 2006.
Fairly crisp, with boysenberry, herbal and chocolate flavors. Drink now through 2002.
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 therersquo;s a sharp streak of tart acidity. That said, itrsquo;s the best wine that could have been made from this fine vineyard.
With Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Sirah, Syrah and Grenache blended in, this red wine is more like one of those old-fashioned field blends than a pure Merlot. It has a melange of spicy fruit flavors, with nuances of dried herbs, and the finish is sweet.
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 you’ll find the
Ripe tannins with rich cherry-berry and currant flavors are highlighted by a gentle top note of sweet oak-spice from barrel aging that carries through the velvety finish.
Food Pairings for Bonterra Vineyards Merlot
Dietary Information: Organic
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