Ultimate Beverage Challenge 88 points - Sage and honeydew melon aromas grab your attention before nectarine, flowers, and tangy kiwi make an appearance. Tart white currant, grapefruit, zingy lemon peel, and minerals on the palate continue onto the clean and refreshing finish. (Jun 2016)
Clear, pale straw color shows just a hint of brass. Distinct but subtle "grassy" Sauvignon Blanc aromas add citrus, too, with an edge of grapefruit and a whiff of tangerine. Attractive and complex, a very appealing aromatic blend. Good body and luscious fruit on the first taste, crisp and citric, refreshingly acidic hints of fresh-squeezed grapefruit and bitter orange. Fresh acidity and appetizing fruit may cloak just a touch of residual sweetness, but the wine finishes both fruity and dry. Certainly New World in style, but delicacy and balance and appealing freshness lift it well above the pack.
|Sauteed chicken with lemon thyme, capers and green olives, mixed greens and chevre with lemon tarragon vinaigrette, seared scallops with meyer lemon zest and roasted red peppers, grilled shrimp with tomatilla-cilantro salsa, steamed clams.
|At Bonterra, we take our cues from the land and the fruit. We let them tell us what to do.
Our holistic approach to winemaking took root in 1987 when we were experimenting with wine and food pairings. The fruits, vegetables and herbs we used came from our extensive organic garden. The purity, intensity and freshness of the flavors were amazing. From that point on, we committed ourselves to growing grapes organically.
Over the years, we've evolved our philosophy based on what we know works. Today our vineyard is an environment of incredible diversity: soil, plants and animals work together to create a web of natural balance where all the elements thrive.
Decades of learning and winemaking accolades have reinforced our passionate belief that our organic grapes make better wine.