Wine Enthusiast 88 points - This is hard to resist, a crisp, easy sipper that’s gentle on the wallet and bright with sweet jasmine aromatics. On the palate expect refreshing Mandarin orange and lemon zest flavors. It’s a clean, crisp wine made from organic grapes, 52% of which hail from Lake, the rest from Mendocino County. (Dec 2013)
Intense aromas of grapefruit, kiwi and freshly cut grass mix with concentrated tropical aromas and a bright minerality. A blend of fruit raised in the prime growing regions of Mendocino and Lake counties, this wine is the product of local organic viticulture in full flower.
|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.