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Algodon Wine Estates

Algodon Wine Estates
2014 Estate, Bonarda, Argentina

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Bonarda

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$22

Algodon Wine Estates
2014 Estate, Bonarda, Argentina

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Bonarda

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
Dark dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of red plum, strawberry, cassis, fennel, and sun dried tomato with a slightly chewy, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, breezy finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A table-friendly red for weeknight pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: red plum, strawberry, cassis, fennel, and sun dried tomato
Taste Flavor: red plum, strawberry, cassis, fennel, and sun dried tomato
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Meatballs, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A table-friendly red for weeknight pairings.

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Bonarda

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Bonarda is an Italian red grape whose ancestral home is in the northern Italian provinces of Lombardy and Piedmont. While it does little in its native Italy nowadays, it can be quite something in Argentina, where Italian immigrants brought the vine in the 1800s. The region of Mendoza has large blocks of old vine vineyards that produce deeply hued, intensely fruited wines with attractive acidity and soft tannins. They make for beautiful early drinking reds and are tremendous values. In California, this same strain of Bonarda is known as Charbono and can produce similarly dramatic, if under-appreciated, wines.