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Bonterra 2012 Made With Organic Grapes Zinfandel (Mendocino County)

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This combines freshness with concentration and great structure. With a deep, dark color and aromas like cranberry and red cherry accented by hints of rosemary and thyme, it tastes deep, juicy and ripe, and feels vibrant and handsomely tannic.

 — J.G.  (4/1/2015)
90
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Bonterra 2007 Viognier (Mendocino-Lake)

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Clean and bright in crisp, steely acidity, this delightful white wine has complex, exotic flavors of tropical fruits, wildflowers, vanilla and spices. It’s great by itself and with savory appetizers.

 — S.H.  (2/1/2009)
90
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Bonterra 2008 Zinfandel (Mendocino County)

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There’s a textbook quality to this Zinfandel. You could use it in a teaching class as expressing the classic California attributes of the variety. It’s perfectly dry, not too high in alcohol, firm in tannins, and deeply flavored in dark stone fruits and berries. And then there are the freshly crushed peppercorns, black, red, green and white. Could be the perfect…

 — S.H.  (2/1/2011)
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Bonterra 2007 Roussanne (Mendocino County)

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  1. $18

Dramatically rich and layered in pineapples, pears, rum punch, vanilla, honeysuckle and peppery spice flavors, yet balanced with crisp acidity and a firm minerality. With its dry finish, it’s a fine example of this rare French grape variety.

 — S.H.  (12/15/2009)
90
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Bonterra 2006 Roussanne (Mendocino County)

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  1. $18

Refreshing, varietally pure and crisp. That’s the Bonterra style, and this Roussanne is right there. With partial barrel fermentation, it has smoky butter and vanilla notes that frame immaculate pineapple, pear, candied ginger and tangerine flavors. Enjoy this delicious, full-bodied white wine as an alternative to Chardonnay.

 — S.H.  (4/1/2008)
89
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Bonterra 2006 Viognier (Lake County-Mendocino County)

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  1. $18

Bonterra’s wines are always so crisp in acidity and so clean. Maybe that’s because of their intense organic and biodynamic practices. This Viognier has the variety’s exotic wildflower and fruit flair, but is grounded with a mineral chalk and gunmetal taste.

 — S.H.  (12/15/2007)
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Bonterra 1998 Syrah (Mendocino)

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  1. $19

This complex and elegant wine is certified organic. The bouquet has dimension, with cherry, leather, chalk, meat and cigar-box notes. Lightweight on the palate, it is nicely textured and delivers lots of fruit flavor. Firm acids support the fruit and a cocoa-spice finish wraps it up neatly.

 — W.E.  (10/1/2001)
88
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Bonterra 1999 Viognier (Mendocino County)

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  1. $19

Showcases Viognier’s exotic, flowery side, with strong aromas of honeysuckle and jasmine accented with citrus fruits and peaches, coconut, and smoke and vanilla. There’s lots of extract, and it veers to stone fruits, especially peaches. It’s very light and elegant, and slightly sweet. This wine would be perfect with grilled trout. Editors’ Choice.

 — W.E.  (8/1/2001)
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