Merlot 2020

Bonterra Merlot 2020 Bottle

Merlot 2020This product is from the Organically Farmed Collection

Merlot is one of our most distinctive expressions, thanks to the nuances that we’ve discovered in our vineyards. For our 2020 Merlot, the fruit was destemmed and pressed before a warm fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation to soften the mouthfeel and was aged for 18 months in a mix of French and American oak barrels, nearly half of which were new.

A brilliant crimson hue in the glass hints at this Merlot’s generous palate of rich, ripe red fruit. Notes of strawberry and pomegranate are framed by a subtle suggestion of dried herbs. This medium-bodied wine has an elegant tannin structure and a velvety finish.

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Appellation: California Alcohol: 13.9% Download Tasting Notes

Bonterra 2018 Merlot is listed as one of the 12 best California Red Wines of 2020 by Wine Enthusiast

December 2020

 

  • Testimonial

    Bonterra 2018 Merlot is listed as one of the 12 best California Red Wines of 2020 by Wine Enthusiast

    December 2020

     

Awards

90 Points, 2019 Vintage, James Suckling

James Suckling, December 2021 issue
Plum cake, candied cherry, licorice and violet essence on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with ripe, creamy tannins. Fruity and slightly jammy. From organically grown grapes. Drink now. – December 8, 2021

90 Points, 2019 Vintage

Planet Grape Wine Review, April 2021 Issue

“…organically grown Merlot with notes of blackberry, cassis, plum, mint and cedar.”

91 Points, 2018 Vintage

James Suckling, December 2020
Aromas of spiced plum, licorice, black olive, savory meat and earth. It’s medium-bodied with smooth tannins and fresh acidity. Juicy finish. From organically grown grapes. Try from 2021.

91 Points, 2018 Vintage, #75 Top 100 Wines of 2020

Wine Enthusiast, December 2020 Issue

The black-fruit flavors in this full-bodied and moderately tannic wine go deep and broad, filling the palate with rich blackberries and cherries. Hints of cocoa and dark chocolate add interest and complexity, too. —Jim Gordon

  • Awards
    90 Points, 2019 Vintage, James Suckling

    James Suckling, December 2021 issue
    Plum cake, candied cherry, licorice and violet essence on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with ripe, creamy tannins. Fruity and slightly jammy. From organically grown grapes. Drink now. – December 8, 2021

    90 Points, 2019 Vintage

    Planet Grape Wine Review, April 2021 Issue

    “…organically grown Merlot with notes of blackberry, cassis, plum, mint and cedar.”

    91 Points, 2018 Vintage

    James Suckling, December 2020
    Aromas of spiced plum, licorice, black olive, savory meat and earth. It’s medium-bodied with smooth tannins and fresh acidity. Juicy finish. From organically grown grapes. Try from 2021.

    91 Points, 2018 Vintage, #75 Top 100 Wines of 2020

    Wine Enthusiast, December 2020 Issue

    The black-fruit flavors in this full-bodied and moderately tannic wine go deep and broad, filling the palate with rich blackberries and cherries. Hints of cocoa and dark chocolate add interest and complexity, too. —Jim Gordon

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