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Bonterra Vineyards Viognier, Mendocino County
Region:California - Mendocino & Lake
Producer:Bonterra Vineyards (Fetzer) (click on the name for more details)
Winemaker:Robert Blue Click here for winemakers notes
ABV:13.5 - 13.7%
Awards:2001 Vintage: International Wine Challenge 2002 Bronze
Recommended by:One of the most sophisticated viogniers around....
Superplonk 2002 (1998 vintage)
Price (per bottle incl VAT):
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Year Retailer Size Price Minimum Order  
2000 Bottoms Up / Wine Rack 75cl £10.49 Bottle  
2000 Oddbins 75cl £9.99 Bottle (Case discount (5%)) Order Online
1999/2000 75cl £12.77 Case of 12 bottles Order Online
Tasting Notes / Comments:Enjoying this wine with a Salad Nicoise that contained Moorish Purple olives, cumin being a predominant spice, a veritable fairground of flavour exploded as waves of apple, honey & nougat flooded the pallet. A must buy
Paul Sands (2004 vintage)

Mind you don't burn your fingers, because Viognier is HOT! Discover for yourself why wine experts reckon this grape variety is the next big thing on the block. Made from totally organically grown grapes, Bonterra Viognier is rich, perfumed and floating in flavours of apricots, peaches, lavender and honey. Delicious simply shared with friends in the garden, or pair with smoked salmon, spring rolls and roast pork.
Virgin Wines (2001 vintage)

Freshly cut peaches and apricot familiarity radiates in the nose, kissed by honeysuckle and intriguing floral notes with a hint of vanilla. The mouth reflects fresh peaches and cream with a robe of subtle vanilla.
Bonterra Vineyards (Fetzer) (2000 vintage)

One of the finest examples of Viognier outside its native (and hideously expensive) home of Condrieu. Relatively difficult to grow, Fetzer`s ecologically-sound practices have produced a wine rich in complexity and flavour intensity. Honeysuckle, gardenia and lemon peel aromas meet rich vanilla, apricot and peaches. Full-bodied and immensely satisfying.
Oddbins (2000 vintage)

A classic Californian Viognier with a green hue to the light yellow colour. A sweet oaky smell, creamy and delicate. The taste is strongly fruity and remains in the mouth for some time.
'Enjoying Viognier' (2000 vintage)

Barrel fermented in 100% French oak and allowed to rest on the lees for three months. Very creamy texture and with that unmistakable and haunting aroma of dried apricots which is the hallmark of classic Viognier. (1998/99 vintage)

A clear lemon in colour this organic wine produced memories of warm summer orchard flowers, aromatic and even earthy to one taster. A balanced wine with good fruit flavours – mango, and peaches – mixed with luscious oak and honey. We loved ‘sherbet and dolly mixtures’ from one taster who obviously had childhood days evoked by the flavours. The unmistakeable taste of rubber was also there in the background. The finish is long and smooth.
'Enjoying Viognier' (1998 vintage)