Full Review

Inkarri

Inkarri
2016 Estate Bottled, Bonarda, Luján de Cuyo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Bonarda

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .23%
Certified Organic-Organically Grown Grapes
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.99
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Inkarri
2016 Estate Bottled, Bonarda, Luján de Cuyo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Bonarda

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .23%
Black garnet color. Aromas of cocoa dusted dried cherries, mixed peppercorns, chocolate taffy, ivory, and paprika with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a medium-length cherry stone finish with light oak flavor. A nice, not-too-oaky Bonarda that will be very versatile at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: cocoa dusted dried cherries, mixed peppercorns, chocolate taffy, ivory, and paprika
Taste Flavor: cherry stone
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Cuban Sandwich, Beef Kabobs, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice, not-too-oaky Bonarda that will be very versatile at the table.

The Importer

Natural Merchants, Inc.

The Importer
560-A NE F St, Suite 330
Grants Pass, OR 97526
USA
1 530-554-2333

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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.