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The 2008 Bonarda Estela Armando Vineyard is opaque purple-colored. Plums, blueberry, and floral notes lead to a sweetly-fruited, ripe, savory, easy-to-understand wine with no hard edges. Drink it over the next 4 years. 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. Alcohol: 13,5% pH: 3,82 Total Acidity: 5,05 g/l Fermentation: Selected yeast; max. Temp. Ferm. 26ºC; time 12 days Maceration: 15 days Malolactic Fermentation: 100% Time In Barrels: 10 months Type Of Barrels: 70% French Oak barriques 1 year old and 30% Amercian Oak barriques 1 year old Barrel Aging Program: 2 racking Fining: None Filtration: None 10% 2nd yr French oak. Avg 46 yr old vine A juicy, flavorful red wine with black raspberry and cherry flavors. The grape was brought to Argentina by Italian immigrants in the late 19th century. It is native to the Piedmont region, NW Italy.