The flavors of Crenshaw melon, Cutie oranges, dried apricots, ripe pineapple, and spearmint expand with each sip. There is a perceived lushness that is balanced by the acidity and tropical fruit, white peach tone. A flinty, steely minerality refreshes the palate. This wine is round and juicy with an oily quality (that viscous feel.) The finish is slightly honeyed with a tinge of baking spices and cardamom.
This Rhone-style wine is a blend of Viognier (60%,) Marsanne (20%,) and Roussanne (20%.) The Viognier lends a firm acidity while the Roussanne and Marsanne give more body. The aromatics are a delightful mélange ranging from pear liqueur, green apple, and wet stone to a touch of petrol, lemon rind, and honeysuckle.
The Bonfiglio Vineyard is located on the banks of the Russian River as it winds from Ukiah Valley down towards the town of Hopland.
Delicious paired with a summer salad, chicken, or fish dishes. Recipes available here