Merlot is one of our most distinctive expressions. For our 2013 Merlot the lots were fermented separately before being combined to create the final blend. The heritage of Bordeaux can be experienced in this blend, with added touches of Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Carignan. The wine was aged for seven months using a combination of French and American oak of which 45% was new. The resulting wine has aromas of black plumbs, dark cherries and a touch of oak with flavors of plums, dark berries, toasty oak and vanilla spice. In the mouth, this wine has an elegant and restrained style with nice structure and balance.
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Bonterra wines are a natural expression of the unique climate and soil of the Mendocino coast. The name "Bonterra" means good earth. All of their wines are nurtured from organically grown grapes. Bonterra relishes the re-discovery of age-old traditions of viticulture, working in harmony with Nature, to create wines with pure, concentrated flavors.
THE BONTERRA PHILOSOPHY
We honor the land by farming organically, creating rich soils that provide healthy vines the opportunity to deliver wonderfully flavorful fruit. With every sip of Bonterra wine, you can taste our natural commitment. There's no other way to fully capture the expression of our Mendocino terroir.
David Koball, Vineyard Manager