Bonterra Pinot Noir
Bonterra Pinot Noir
Organically farmed and masterfully made, Bonterra Organic Vineyards wines are crafted to be perfectly in tune with nature. A celebration of the vitality derived from organic cultivation, our wines reflect careful farming practices carried out on a dynamic network of estate and partner farms throughout California. Long before organic produce filled the shelves of neighborhood groceries, our dedicated team was committed to organic and Biodynamic farming because we passionately believe that farms teeming with biodiversity—encompassing vines, insects and wildlife, and healthy soils—yield better wines.
92 Points, 2019 Vintage
Tasting Panel, June 2021 Issue
Crafted with certified-organic grapes and aged 12 months in French and American oak, this red opens up with richness defined by notes of vanilla and coffee dappled with strawberry and white pepper. Silky, with a hint of spiced tobacco, a swath of licorice, and a touch of bergamot, it leaves behind a generous, lasting finish.
91 Points, 2019 Vintage
Catherine Fallis, March 2021 Issue
Light, tart and dry with notes of strawberry, cherry, red licorice… Organic grapes.
The vast majority of the fruit in our Pinot Noir is sourced from organically farmed vineyards in Mendocino County, including estate sites McNab Ranch and Butler Ranch. The 2019 vintage was
characterized by a cooler growing season, punctuated by the occasional rain shower, which allowed the grapes to mature slowly and develop greater depth of flavor.
The organic Pinot Noir fruit was gently pressed before a warm fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation to soften the mouthfeel and was aged for 12 months in a mix of French and American oak barrels, 35% of which were new, with a medium to medium-plus toast level.
This elegant Pinot Noir opens with bright fruit aromas of cherry and pomegranate, framed by earthy undertones of Earl Grey tea, mushroom and white pepper. Light-bodied and refined, the palate
balances subtle tannins with vibrant acidity, accented by a long, generous finish.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 0.54 GRAMS/100ML
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.38 GRAMS/100ML
California Certified Organic Farmers CCOF