Posts Tagged Bonterra

2010 Bonterra Merlot, Mendocino County

Nearly opaque dark ruby color. Pretty aromas of cherry liqueur play off of toasty, spicy oak shadings. The wine is medium-bodied and smooth in the mouth, picking up some milk chocolate toward the finish. It’s not Petrus but, at this price point,... Read more

2010 Bonterra Zinfandel, Mendocino County

Nearly transparent garnet color. Aromas of black pepper, raspberry and plum lead to sweet red fruit on the palate, where fine but drying tannins shorten the finish. Try with smoked tri-tip. MSRP: $15.99 (October 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2011 Bonterra Chardonnay, Mendocino County

This winery is one of the original Certified Organic grape growers in California. This bottling sports aromas and flavors of vanilla cream, apple, pineapple and citrus blossom. There is a pleasant sweet-tart juiciness at the end that invites the... Read more

2010 Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino and Lake Counties

A deep hue of opaque black/purple. Aromas of sweet, fleshy black cherry, currant and cranberry are accented by whiffs of mint, dill, black pepper and shadings of toasty, vanillin oak. These impressions follow through on the palate, picking up silty,... Read more

2010 Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc, Lake and Mendocino Counties

Clear light straw color. A pungent varietal nose of herbs, gooseberry, kiwi fruit and citrus leads to flavors of melon, hay and lime. Medium-bodied, with bright acidity balanced by a hint of sweetness, this is a refreshing wine equally enjoyable on... Read more

2010 Bonterra Chardonnay, Mendocino County

Clear medium straw color. Rich aromas of crème brulee, lemon drop, peach, pear and woodspice lead to flavors of spiced apple and butter, which linger at the finish. Plump, juicy and sweet, this is an appealing aperitif white that’s sure to please... Read more

2010 Bonterra Viognier, Mendocino County

Clear medium straw color. The lush, perfumed aromas evoke a tropical fruit salad, complete with exotic flowers. Fresh mango, hints of banana, honeysuckle, ripe apricot and subtle spice lead to additional flavors of peaches and cream in the mouth.... Read more

2009 Bonterra Merlot, Mendocino County

Opaque purple/plum color. Notes of spicy vanillin oak accent this pleasant red, showing aromas and flavors of fleshy plum and cherry fruit, with an uplifted note of herbs. The mouthfeel is soft and sweet, with mild, integrated tannins. A great party... Read more

2010 Bonterra Pinot Noir, Mendocino County

Transparent medium ruby color. Light notes of cinnamon and clove frame ample, fleshy red berry and cherry fruit. The spices amplify on the palate, picking up the flavor of cranberry sauce. Full and rich, this is a good example of the fatter,... Read more