Bodega Iaccarinni Bonarda

I picked this bottle up at one of the Saturday afternoon tastings at Riverside Wine.  After tasting through 5 or 6 wines I really settled on this one and knew I wanted to get a bottle and enjoy it over the course of an evening.  I was pleasantly surprised when this wine had a price tag of only $13.99.  This wine comes from Chattanooga based importer Panoram Imports, who specialize in wines from Argentina.

In the glass the wine is dark and inky, you can barely see through it. On the nose I get notes of spice, leather, tobacco, pepper and dark fruits. On the palate I get more spice and dark fruits with a med plus tannins and fairly long finish as the wine definitely lingers in your mouth.  I really enjoyed this wine, it has a very expressive nose and bold yet smooth palate, lots of spicy notes, a great wine for winter.

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Chatt Wine Rating (1-10) – 7

Average Price – $14

Region – Argentina, Mendoza

Varietal – Bonarda

Importer – Panoram Imports

Vineyard/Producer – Bodega Iaccarini

Purchase From – Riverside Wine, Chattanooga TN

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