(2006 Vintage) La Posta 06 Bonarda - Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Notes/Food Pairing Suggestions
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 white pepper, dark chocolate, and a touch sandalwood and mint 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 read more...pair well with just about any foods you would drink Zinfandel or other fruit-driven reds with.
88 Points - Wine Spectator: "Showy, with lots of blackberry, plum and fig fruit caressed by sweet mocha and mesquite hints. The long, fleshy finish will have a lot of fans."
89 Points - Wine Advocate: "Deep crimson-colored, the wine is fruity and fragrant with notes of cedar, spice box, red and black raspberries. Medium-bodied, on the palate notes of pepper, chocolate, and mint emerge. Ripe and tasty with gobs of flavor, this hedonistic and well-priced effort can be enjoyed over the next 5 years."