Tasting Wine

Bonterra Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

While scrolling through Amazon Video recently, I came across the Wine Enthusiast show: It starts with wine, California: The organic way (Season 1, Episode 3). The show highlighted the winery Bonterra, and I was instantly intrigued by they’re unconventional farming methods highlighted in the show.  After reading more about the winery, it’s organic and biodynamic wine, I had to give it a try.

I couldn’t help but laugh at the video on their homepage, and its lighthearted nature towards their wine (and the opinions of various wine connoisseurs). Not to mention, with climate change and natural resources becoming more scarce, businesses that are doing their part to save the planet deserve a little recognition.

I decided to try not one, but two different bottles, the 2017 Merlot and the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, both of which were pleasant, though my favorite of the two was the Merlot. These wines are moderately prices and an overall good value.

Tasting notes:

Bonterra Merlot

2017 Merlot

This wine had an earthy nose with notes of tomatoes and black pepper. It was a lovely dark red color and had a tart, but bright palette with a hint of spice.

Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine had a nose of soil, cherries and black pepper. It was a dark red-ish purple color and the palette was slightly lighter than the Merlot. It was peppery but also had hints of plums and light stone fruits.



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