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Wine Tasting Notes In this vintage youll find aromas of blackberry pie followed quickly by pleasant toasty aromas of ...Read more...
cherry with a touch of vanilla on the nose. some jam, and lots of cherry and red fruits, rather lengthy finish. a little oakier than i would like. ... Read more
Very yummy wine indeed - not to heavy on the palate with layers of flavours, smooth and velvety with a fruity tang, i like it lots :) Read more
smooth, mellow, not too dry or too sweet, just perfect ! Great paired chicken or on it's own, my fav. ! Read more
Food Pairings for Bonterra Vineyards Merlot Mendocino County
cherry with a touch of vanilla on the nose. some jam, and lots of cherry and red fruits, rather lengthy finish. a little oakier than i would like. score one for this nocal wine.
Very yummy wine indeed - not to heavy on the palate with layers of flavours, smooth and velvety with a fruity tang, i like it lots :)
smooth, mellow, not too dry or too sweet, just perfect ! Great paired chicken or on it's own, my fav. !
Excellent drinkability. Very smooth, not too dry. Nice dark cherry tones with a hint of vanilla.
External Reviews for Bonterra Vineyards Merlot Mendocino County
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Wine Tasting Notes In this vintage youll find aromas of blackberry pie followed quickly by pleasant toasty aromas of coffee and a slight nuttiness. A hint of violets lays over it all (if you can remove the image of rich vanilla ice cream for that blackberry pie). As you taste you find a wine full of finesse and silky, soft tannins, well balanced with concentrated and complex flavors of red and black cherry fruit. Rich and full of promise, this is a wine that clearly demonstrates why we are Passionately Organic.
Dietary Information: Organic
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