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Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 5.48.11 PMThe grape Bonarda or Dulce Noir or Charbono is the 2nd most planted grape in Argentina after Malbec. This has been on my list of wines to try because, as you know, I am all about trying different grapes. The 2013 La Bodega Bonarda was my first chance at that. I got this wine from ClubW, which they did a video on.

This wine review will be short partially because I have been in a business meeting and traffic all day. Also, because there are no tasting notes to be found.

Color – Medium Dark Red

Nose – Black Cherry, Plum, and baking spices.

Taste – Plum and dark fruit with black cherry.

Finish – Medium to long with pretty high acid and bold round tannins.

Overall, this wine was not complex and smelled like it would be. I found the acid to be a little to high and unpleasant. It curbs off after a while and really turned around and improved itself. It is a decent to good wine for the price but I might give this grape another try.

Rating: B

~Justin