Zinfandel 2019

Bonterra Zinfandel 2019 Bottle

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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Club Price: $12.80

90 points
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

Wine Enthusiast, September 2021

Oodles of ripe fruit flavors ride a full body in this dark-colored, saturated wine. Impressively concentrated chocolate and black-cherry notes are braced by fine-grained tannins for an almost chewy texture. – Jim Gordon

90 Points, 2019 Vintage, Publisher's Picks

Tasting Panel, June 2021 Issue
The addition of Petite Sirah, Syrah, and other red grapes to this 80% Zinfandel made with organic grapes contributes seasoning and layers of flavors. While the sweetness of summer plum and black cherry is dense and intense, it’s balanced by vibrant acidity. Mocha notes play a role in calming the tannins, introducing a supple nature on the finish.

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.

  • Awards
    90 Points, 2019 Vintage

    Wine Enthusiast, September 2021

    Oodles of ripe fruit flavors ride a full body in this dark-colored, saturated wine. Impressively concentrated chocolate and black-cherry notes are braced by fine-grained tannins for an almost chewy texture. – Jim Gordon

    90 Points, 2019 Vintage, Publisher's Picks

    Tasting Panel, June 2021 Issue
    The addition of Petite Sirah, Syrah, and other red grapes to this 80% Zinfandel made with organic grapes contributes seasoning and layers of flavors. While the sweetness of summer plum and black cherry is dense and intense, it’s balanced by vibrant acidity. Mocha notes play a role in calming the tannins, introducing a supple nature on the finish.

    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.

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