Zinfandel

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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.

Appellation: Mendocino County Alcohol: 14.9%

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

91 Points, 2014 Vintage Editors’ Choice

Wine Enthusiast, April 2017 Issue

This wine is big and bold, but its opulent, generous fruit flavors perfectly fill out its frame, giving it the balance it needs for enjoyment. Ripe blackberry and black cherry notes mark the palate, unfettered by of oak inflected flavor. The texture is firm with lots of fine-grained tannins, while the fruit lingers nicely on the finish.

90 PTS, 2012 Vintage

Wine Enthusiast, March 2015 Issue

“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.”

  • Awards
    91 Points, 2014 Vintage Editors’ Choice

    Wine Enthusiast, April 2017 Issue

    This wine is big and bold, but its opulent, generous fruit flavors perfectly fill out its frame, giving it the balance it needs for enjoyment. Ripe blackberry and black cherry notes mark the palate, unfettered by of oak inflected flavor. The texture is firm with lots of fine-grained tannins, while the fruit lingers nicely on the finish.

    90 PTS, 2012 Vintage

    Wine Enthusiast, March 2015 Issue

    “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.”

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