‘Raise your glass’ to Estela Armando and her grandfather’s half-century old Bonarda vineyard. This wine is fresh with notes of red raspberry and smoky oak.
Intense ruby color with bright aromas of fresh red & black raspberries and subtle smoky oak notes. The flavor of freshly-crushed raspberries is echoed on the palate, along with notes of leather, dark chocolate, and a touch sandalwood on the finish. Though quite rich and hedonistic, the seamless structure of this wine makes it a candidate for drinking in its youth or over the next few years (if you can wait that long).
It will pair well with just about any foods with which you would drink Zinfandel or other fruit-driven reds.
Citrus and orange peel, blackberries, tar, vanilla, resin and lot of bark. Full, fruity and chewy on the palate with soft tannins and a fruity finish.James Suckling April 2018
Dark red-ruby. Inviting high-pitched aromas of blackberry, dark raspberry, bitter chocolate and violet. Densely packed, fine-grained and sweet; a fresh, firm fruit bomb of a Bonarda with just a bit of the variety's leathery funk leavened by a violet topnote. From vines that are more than 80 years of age. Finishes with sneaky rising length and firm, smooth tannins. A stunning value.Vinous July 2018
Wine Enthusiast November 2018
- Varietal Composition:
- 100% Bonarda
- Avg Elevation:
- 2300 feet
- Avg Age of Vines:
- 52 years
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