Full Review

Bonterra

Bonterra
NV Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Organically Grown Grapes-Certified Organic-Demeter Certified
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$23

Bonterra
NV Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of fruit cake, blackberry jam, plum pierogi, and agave nectar with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, brisk finish evoking shades of pepper with drying tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dry and chewy Red for weeknight beef.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: fruit cake, blackberry jam, plum pierogi, and agave nectar
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry and chewy red for weeknight beef.

The Producer

Fetzer Vineyards

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

Other Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other red is a large category that covers many red wines from around the globe that are made from lesser-known varieties. These include Albarossa and Ruché from Piedmont in Italy, Touriga from Virginia and numerous blended reds from California, Washington and other states in the US as well as Argentina, Chile and Spain.

Many of these reds are robust and somewhat spicy; while they can age for several years in some cases, most are meant for consumption upon release. Pair them with a variety of foods, from tapas and empanadas to barbecued beef and young sheep's cheeses.