Bonterra Vineyards Zinfandel 2017
Region: Mendocino County, California, USA
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 83% Zinfandel and 17% Petite Sirah
Great perfume, colour and complexity in the glass. A glint of purple against a deep red hue hints at the luscious aromas of violets, raspberry and strawberry on the nose. A rich palate of briery fruit, brown spice and vanilla is framed by a subtle thread of white pepper and oak. The generous mid-palate showcases soft tannins and balanced acidity followed by a lingering, bold finish.
The vast majority of this Zinfandel reflects Mendocino County and its historic old-vine Zinfandel sites. Organically farmed, Mediterranean climate. The 2016 vintage brought welcome winter and spring rains to Mendocino, which segued beautifully into a growing season with cooler than average daytime highs and cold nights, giving Zinfandel grapes ample time to develop complex layers of flavor on the vine.
Bonterra are pioneers of regenerative organic viticulture in California and devoted to sharing quality wines grounded in impactful practices. In 2021 they achieved Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC) for our Mendocino County, CA winery and vineyard holdings, demonstrating the highest levels of adherence to responsible business and farming practice. They are the world’s largest winery to obtain ROC certification.