A dark, plummy red, with notes of olive paste, brine and spice accenting the damson plum and black currant fruit. Firm, with a tarry finish. Drink now. 1,500 cases made.
Opens with lemony aromas before blackberry settles in. Feels regular and rolls along a straight plane: Crisp flavors of raspberry and black plum lead to a snappy finish that's just long enough and contains chocolate and vanilla flavors.
The 2010 Bonarda (100%) was sourced from a 37-year-old vineyard, fermented with indigenous yeasts (as are all of these wines), aged for 9 months in new French oak inner-staves, and bottled without fining or filtration. Purple in color, it offers up a nose of underbrush, mineral, plum, mulberry, and violets. Concentrated on the palate with good depth, balance, and length, this flavorful effort deftly combines elegance and power, quite an achievement at this price point. Drink this outstanding value over the next 4-5 years.
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