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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Bonterra Organically Grown Merlot 2003
Bonterra Organically Grown Merlot 2003
(search item no. 86070)
green wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dense mountain fruit brings hints of cedar spice on the nose with faint notes of wintergreen, cassis and bright Bing cherries. Savor the wine as you enjoy soft, yet defining tannins with good structure and integration, with unique cranberry/cherry flavors layered with vanilla spice, toasty oak and a near velvet finish.

THE BONTERRA PHILOSOPHY
We honor the land by farming organically, creating rich soils providing healthy vines an opportunity to deliver wonderfully flavored fruit. In every sip, you'll taste our natural commitment. Mendocino, through and through.
- David Koball, Vineyard Steward

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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