Zinfandel 2019 | Bonterra Organic Vineyards

Zinfandel 2019

2018 Vintage Zinfandel

Zinfandel 2019This product is from the Organically Farmed Collection

Zinfandel is inextricably tied to Mendocino and stands as a tribute to the rugged Italians who settled this county and the remarkably rustic wines they created. Our Zinfandel is a little more elegant and balanced than those wines, but undeniably Mendocino. We try not to manipulate the wine too much, mainly because the fruit from our exceptional organic vineyards doesn’t require it. We do add a little Petite Sirah for added complexity.

This Zinfandel offers aromas of blueberry, black stone fruit and black pepper. Polished tannins and flavors of berries, vanilla, black pepper and toasty oak lead to an elegant, balanced and rich long finish.

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Appellation: Mendocino County Alcohol: 14.8% Download Tasting Notes

Bonterra’s home is in Mendocino County, which also happens to be one of the greatest places on earth to grow Zinfandel. Zinfandel is inextricably tied to Mendocino and stands as a tribute to the Italians who settled this county and the remarkably rustic wines they created. Our Zinfandel is elegant, balanced, and undeniably Mendocino. We try not to manipulate the wine too much, mainly because the fruit from our exceptional organic vineyards doesn’t require it.

Jeff Cichocki, Winemaker

  • Testimonial

    Bonterra’s home is in Mendocino County, which also happens to be one of the greatest places on earth to grow Zinfandel. Zinfandel is inextricably tied to Mendocino and stands as a tribute to the Italians who settled this county and the remarkably rustic wines they created. Our Zinfandel is elegant, balanced, and undeniably Mendocino. We try not to manipulate the wine too much, mainly because the fruit from our exceptional organic vineyards doesn’t require it.

    Jeff Cichocki, Winemaker

Awards

90 Points, 2019 Vintage, Publisher's Picks

Tasting Panel, June 2021 Issue
The addition of 12% Petite Sirah, Syrah and other reds to this 80% Zinfandel, made with organic grapes, adds seasoning and layers of flavors. While the fruit is dense and intense, the sweetness of summer plum and black cherry are heightened by a vibrant acidity. Mocha notes play a role in calming tannins, bringing in its supple nature on the finish. —Meridith May, June 2021

92 Points, 2017 Vintage

The SOMM Journal, October 2019 Issue
Showcasing the potential of organic fruit for this variety, this expression manifests ripe, sweet boysenberry and dark chocolate through its aromatics. Both juicy and chewy, the palate features grainy tannins and rich, perfumed blue fruit; mocha sets in passionately on the mid-palate. Satin-textured and elegant, the finish sends back scents and flavors of black pepper, vanilla, and toast.

91 Points, 2015 Vintage, Editors' Choice
Wine Enthusiast, September 2017 Issue
Beautiful black-cherry aromas and flavors make this wine direct and focused. A slightly gripping texture of fine-grained tannins and good acidity keeps the mouthfeel lively. It has a wonderful sense of purity and focus.
90 Points, 2019 Vintage
Planet Grape, April 2021
Full, ripe, chewy and dry with notes of black cherry, blackberry, boysenberry, cocoa, dark chocolate and vanilla bean.
  • Awards
    90 Points, 2019 Vintage, Publisher's Picks

    Tasting Panel, June 2021 Issue
    The addition of 12% Petite Sirah, Syrah and other reds to this 80% Zinfandel, made with organic grapes, adds seasoning and layers of flavors. While the fruit is dense and intense, the sweetness of summer plum and black cherry are heightened by a vibrant acidity. Mocha notes play a role in calming tannins, bringing in its supple nature on the finish. —Meridith May, June 2021

    92 Points, 2017 Vintage

    The SOMM Journal, October 2019 Issue
    Showcasing the potential of organic fruit for this variety, this expression manifests ripe, sweet boysenberry and dark chocolate through its aromatics. Both juicy and chewy, the palate features grainy tannins and rich, perfumed blue fruit; mocha sets in passionately on the mid-palate. Satin-textured and elegant, the finish sends back scents and flavors of black pepper, vanilla, and toast.

    91 Points, 2015 Vintage, Editors' Choice
    Wine Enthusiast, September 2017 Issue
    Beautiful black-cherry aromas and flavors make this wine direct and focused. A slightly gripping texture of fine-grained tannins and good acidity keeps the mouthfeel lively. It has a wonderful sense of purity and focus.
    90 Points, 2019 Vintage
    Planet Grape, April 2021
    Full, ripe, chewy and dry with notes of black cherry, blackberry, boysenberry, cocoa, dark chocolate and vanilla bean.
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