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I am not familiar with Bonarda however I did not find this to stand out in any way. Acceptable at best.
This is a soft, buttery, approachable Bonarda that admirably shows the varietal's broad, easy appeal. While initially it seems uninteresting and unstructured beyond the norm, the appeal deepens, the nose showing blackberry, blueberry, creamy butter, spicy white pepper, and candle wax, with some GSM-style meaty-funky notes emerging later. Dark fruit and tangy cherry emerge on the palate as well, with impressive length. Indeed, this turns out to be rather less lush and plush, and more complex, than other Bonardas I've had, making it far more interesting than the initial assessment suggests.