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Bonterra Mendocino County Zinfandel
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WINEMAKING NOTESThe Zinfandel and Petite Sirah fruit was harvested in mid-Septemberthrough late-October, with a portion picked by hand, then destemmedand crushed before a warm fermentation in stainless steel tanks.Varieties and vineyard lots were fermented separately to allow theirsignature characteristics to emerge before blending. The wineunderwent malolactic fermentation to soften the mouthfeel and wasaged for 12 months in 25% new French oak with medium tomedium-plus toast levels.TASTING NOTESBlending Petite Sirah into this Zinfandel gave it greater perfume, colorand complexity in the glass. A glint of purple against a deep red huehints at the luscious aromas of violets, raspberry and strawberry on thenose. A rich palate of briery fruit, brown spice and vanilla is framed by asubtle thread of white pepper and oak. The generous mid-palateshowcases soft tannins and balanced acidity followed by a lingering,
At Bonterra, we passionately believe that organic grapes make better wine. Bonterra has been producing wine from 100% organically grown grapes since 1993. All of our grapes are grown using certified organic practices, such as composting, cover crops, and biodiversity. These organic practices produce grapes that offer a quality of fruit and vibrancy of taste that allows us to create wines that express the purity and intensity of each varietal's unique character. You can taste our natural commitment to producing the wines of great taste and excitement in every sip of Bonterra, which is why we believe our wines are among the very best you'll experience.
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