Full Review

Bonterra

Bonterra
2018 Rosé, Mendocino County

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16

Bonterra
2018 Rosé, Mendocino County

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Silvery amber color. Aromas and flavors of ripe strawberry, nectarine, fig, and honey with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish that shows overtones of almond skin, orange, and peppered cranberry with no oak flavor. A refined and pure Rosé that plays well with food and all on its own.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: ripe strawberry, nectarine, fig, and honey
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of almond skin, orange, and peppered cranberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A refined and pure rose that plays well with food and all on its own.

The Producer

Fetzer Vineyards

The Producer
12901 Old River Road
Hopland, CA 95449
USA
1 707-744-1250

Rose

Wine Glass Rose.jpg
Serve in a Rosé Wine Glass
Rosé refers to a wine made when red grapes are given slight skin contact to produce a blush, light copper, salmon or pink color. Rosés range from bone-dry to medium- sweet and are made in most major wine producing countries. Among the most famous examples are Tavel from France’s Rhone Valley, numerous offerings from Provence in southern France as well as several excellent versions from Puglia in southern Italy.

Often thought of as a summer wine – in this case, a substitute for red wine when the weather is hot – they can be enjoyed year round. The drier versions, of course, are meat for food pairings; recommended matches include chicken salad, vegetables and seafood such as tuna or salmon (especially with a rich rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir).