2019 Bonterra Organically Grown Chardonnay Mendocino County
Winemaker Notes: An initial impression of rich, buttery cream quickly turns to aromas of honey and lightly toasted almonds, followed by richer notes of pineapple, citrusy lemon and crème brûlée. The wine is refreshing on the palate, with a minerality that is both bright and clean. The lasting impression is of lemon zest and vibrant tartness that is hallmark Bonterra Chardonnay, vintage after vintage.
Tasting Panel - "While almost half of the grapes for this outstanding and vivacious white were sourced from Bonterra’s vineyards in Mendocino, organic vineyards from other cool- and warm-climate regions of California were also carefully chosen. Seventy percent of the wine fermented in a combination of French and American oak and the remainder in stainless steel; it then aged for six months, again in a mix of stainless steel and oak. A dollop of Viognier, Muscat, and Sauvignon Blanc adds floral and sweet citrus notes, and aromas of honeyed sage, Golden Delicious apple, and lemon blossom are plentiful. White-peppered pear zings on a palate that gets its creaminess from maple-kissed pineapple and brioche. Thanks to good acid structure and a touch of stoniness, it holds up well to light and even slightly spicy fare."
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