BONTERRA SAUVIGNON BLANC, CALIFORNIA 2020
Varietals: 88% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Chardonnay, 4% Verdelho, and 3% other white grapes.
Region: Mendocino, Lake, San Louis Obispo and Sonoma Counties, California
Tastes Like: The 2020 vintage of Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc reflects a blend of organically-farmed vineyards throughout California. The growing season was cool and mild, which allowed the grapes to mature slowly and develop vivid flavor. An August heat spike accelerated ripening, creating a bright fruit character in the glass. This lively Sauvignon Blanc opens with the unmistakable aroma of grapefruit, woven over an exotic thread of kumquat, mango, and passionfruit. The expressive nose gives way to a crisp and lively palate, culminating in a mouthwatering finish.
Pairs with: Shellfish, creamed spinach, and smoked salmon.
What the Pros Say: Tasting Panel - 90 Points: "Fresh scents of lemon blossom waft from this organic blend of 88% Sauv Blanc, 5% Chardonnay, 4% Verdelho, and 3% other white grapes. Floral notes persist in the mouth, key to the profile of this spring garden of a wine. Hibiscus, honeysuckle, mango, and just-squeezed lime are gracefully zippy."