Bonterra Vineyards Merlot Organic Mendocino County
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Bonterra Vineyards Merlot Organic Mendocino County

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

The 1998 vintage was a very late vintage, which allowed the grapes considerable "hang-time." All of the grapes for the wine were organically grown as is the case with all Bonterra wines. The grapes developed soft, ripe tannins and good intensity. Certain lots had long maceration times on the skins after fermentation. Some barrel-to-barrel racking was utilized during barrel aging to soften tannins. The wine was egg white-fined before bottling.Dark red-purple color. The nose explodes with rich cher...

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

The 1998 vintage was a very late vintage, which allowed the grapes considerable "hang-time." All of the grapes for the wine were organically grown as is the case with all Bonterra wines. The grapes developed soft, ripe tannins and good intensity. Certain lots had long maceration times on the skins after fermentation. Some barrel-to-barrel racking was utilized during barrel aging to soften tannins. The wine was egg white-fined before bottling.Dark red-purple color. The nose explodes with rich cher...

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