2006 Familia Zuccardi Bonarda Serie A, Mendoza, Argentina

The use of wood is obvious and provides much of the flavor. There is a lot of fruit, cherries with a little blueberry, but vanilla, butter, baking spice, and tannins all come from the wood. Bonarda is usually lighter and brighter, with cherry, light tannins and light acids. In this wine the grapes are upstaged by the wood.

WHO: Familia Zuccardi
WHAT: Bonarda
WHERE: Mendoza, Argentina
WHEN: 2006
HOW MUCH: $14 (Trade sample)

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