Bonterra Vineyards Mendocino County 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, $12,99-$15.99, 87 points, is a lovely fruit-forward everyday red table wine; the price is in the range most people can afford, and the flavor (Plum, cough-drop cherry, with hints of black currant) is rich and smooth enough, and the structure is sure enough, with a bright red appearance and a pleasant cherry aroma, that this Cabernet will complement your Christmas table, especially if your have a larger gathering.
For those who pay-a-mind to these things, Bonterra boasts its organic vineyards.
After tasting this wine the next day, the spirited spice finish has prompted me to up my analysis of the Bonterra 2007 Cabernet (Sometimes a wine just needs a little air to bring-out its hidden jewels. This brings me in line with the other wine tasters who gave this wine 87 and 88 points (I was behind the eight-ball on this yesterday). Some may want to keep in mind that WS gave this wine a score of 75 points.
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