Bonterra has been a winery that has been reviewed here many time.  They provide quality wines at a fair price from grapes that are organically farmed.  This is a blend of mostly Grenache with some Malbec and Viognier.  The juice comes from the remains of grapes used from their Rose, and then hard pressed.  It is fermented mostly in barrel although some sees stainless, and then aged in neutral French oak for five months.  It is not meant to take too seriously.  Garnet in color, clear and bright.  The nose has cherries, fig newtons, and clementine oranges.  Medium bodied.  13.3% ABV.  On the palate, this is more about cherries, some black cherries, a bit of iodine with a nice backbone of acidity.  Light tannins.  A bit of tart/sour cherries on the finish.  This works better with food.  It did nicely with some Brie but chicken off the grill would be good too.  Drink over the next year.  

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
88
Vintage: 
2020
Current Price: 
$16.00USD

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