Bonterra Viognier 2010, Mendocino County

Viognier Viognier
California, Usa

$19.95 (128900)

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88 pts
4
July 21, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Classic viognier aromatics here, with violet-laced peach puree, mango and other exotic fruits; the palate is...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This organically grown viognier has a fine sense of restraint, poise and dryness. It is not the most flamboyant...

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Rhys Pender, MW
Rhys Pender, MW

Slightly odd fizz on opening but then quite intense floral, jasmine, apricot, peach and tangerine aromas. The palate...

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Community Reviews (1)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Light gold in colour with a medium to medium+ nose.

Positives: Here's another winner from Bonterra & a very pleasant surprise for producing a quality Viognier for under $20. Featuring peaches, apricots, mangoes, clementines, lemongrass & lemon custard. Medium light to medium body with good acidity & medium length.

Negatives: None.

Interesting Point: This Viognier is more citric & less oily & complex than Condrieu (the benchmark for Viogniers), but still very good for its price. Bonterra produces organic wines.

Drink now & pair it with lemon pepper grilled catfish.

Tasted: 4 Sept 12

Best Buy

Score: 9/10, Value: 9+/10, Total: 18+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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