2013 Sonoma Valley Malbec
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley
C'est si bon
Local score! Now more than ever it’s important to help local wineries. So when our good friends at Bonneau offered up this delicious Malbec we were all about it. Lush, delicious and nearly half off, too!
Our long standing customers will recognize Bonneau, as we’ve offered their wines over a dozen times over the years. Their family roots trace back to Bordeaux, and in 1921 August and Catherine Bonneau migrated to Sonoma, where they purchased 70 acres of prime land. It wasn’t until 1988 that their daughter planted Chardonnay on the land, and later her son John would take over as winemaker.
California Malbec, while not entirely common, is oh so good when given the attention it deserves. This bottle delivers an abundance of juicy fruit - dried blueberries, boysenberry jam, cherry tart, and plum along with a milk chocolate and a hint of spice. Immensely enjoyable! Now, more than ever, you deserve a kickass, juicy, spicy Malbec in your life. Drink it with dinner, have a glass with lunch, during your homeschool lesson, after your pushup challenge, and of course with dinner. We mentioned the 42% off, right? And shipping included on three bottles. C’mon now, treat yourself!
100% Malbec and no surprise - it boasts Malbec’s trademark bright fuchsia lip.
The nose is a wonderfully medley here of fruit and earth, with blackberry and blueberry aromas complimenting terracotta and clay.
The palate reveals rich layers of chocolate including mocha and a cherry ganache. There’s an spicy kicker on the back end.
Well structure with balanced tannin, this wine delivers a formidable mouthfeel yet leaves you wanting more.
Perfect for a hearty bolognese with a side caeser. It can stand up to whatever you through at it.
What the Winery Says
- John Bambury
- 100% Malbec
- Sonoma Valley
- Residual Sugar
- Harvest Date
- October 19, 2012 (Hunter Vineyard)
- October 29, 2012 (Hernandez Vineyard)
- French Oak
- 50% New
- 24 Months