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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Bonterra Organically Grown Chardonnay 1997
Bonterra Organically Grown Chardonnay 1997
(search item no. 711)
green wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $13.94

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

95% organically grown Chardonnay and 5% organically grown Pinot Blanc from Mendocino. Apple and citrus flavors with ripe overtones of tropical fruit, are complemented by complexities of sweet vanilla, butterscotch and coconut. This Chardonnay has a crisp, creamy, elegant feel in the mouth.
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About Bonterra:

Bonterra wines are a natural expression of the unique climate and soil of the Mendocino coast. The name "Bonterra" means good earth. All of their wines are nurtured from organically grown grapes. Bonterra relishes the re-discovery of age-old traditions of viticulture, working in harmony with Nature, to create wines with pure, concentrated flavors.

THE BONTERRA PHILOSOPHY
We honor the land by farming organically, creating rich soils that provide healthy vines the opportunity to deliver wonderfully flavorful fruit. With every sip of Bonterra wine, you can taste our natural commitment. There's no other way to fully capture the expression of our Mendocino terroir.
David Koball, Vineyard Manager