Tasting Notes A luscious, dark crimson color red blend exhibiting tantalizing aromas of cassis, cracked black pepper, black cherry, blueberry pie and sweet spices. Amid mouth-filling tannins this singular wine exudes a deeply satisfying and complex palate of blackberry, cassis, vanilla bean, and sweet oak on the way to an impressively long finish.
About the Winery Bonneau Winery is operated by the third generation of Bonneaus with family history dating back to the early 1920s in the Sonoma – Los Carneros appellation. The Bonneaus originally came to America from the vineyard lands near Tarn, France. In 1920 they began farming a 70 acre parcel of land just south of the town of Sonoma. In 1988 their daughter, Yvonne, began growing and providing Chardonnay grapes to several well-known wineries in both Sonoma and Napa. The family launched its own label in 2002. In addition to our own grapes, Bonneau sources its red and white grape varietals from top vineyards in Sonoma, Napa and other prime areas throughout California. Winery operations take place in the town of Sonoma where grapes are crushed, fermented and wines aged. John Bambury, August & Catherine Bonneau’s grandson, is Director of Winemaking and handles all the winemaking responsibilities.
About the Label The Egret brand honors the Great White Egrets that frequent most of our vineyards. These magnificent birds were hunted to near extinction in North America by the beginning of the 20th century for their pure white plumes. Populations have recovered since the birds were protected by law. The Great Egret is now the symbol of the National Audubon Society. Egret Wines is the proud sponsor of