La Posta Bonarda, 2007: A Wine Review

Mr. Wii and I received this bottle of wine as a gift during the holiday season.  The other night, I made a bow tie pasta with Italian sausage in a rosa sauce.  We opened up this bottle of red wine to have with dinner.

I don’t even know where to begin.  This wine was so very, very good.  Just to give some sort of a comparison, I can only say it is a milder version of a Malbec.  I don’t claim to be an all knowing wine person, but I do get a bit tired of Pinot Noir and Malbec and Merlot hogging the stage.  Delightful as all of those reds are, here is another grape to broaden our love of reds.  I hope that helps a bit. 

The taste of dark berries really came through.  The tannins were ever so slight and the alcohol did not overpower the fruitiness.  The true flavors came out with a spicy food.  It paired so well with the Italian sausage, I can only imagine how good it would be with grilled lamb chops, pulled pork, or brisket. Very food friendly.

This Argentinian wine is made from the Bonarda grapes.  These grapes come in right behind the Malbec for top grapes used in Argentinian wines.  I did a little research and found out it sells below twenty dollars a bottle.  A very affordable red wine.  Please give it a try.  I know I plan on trying other Bonarda wines.

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3 Responses to La Posta Bonarda, 2007: A Wine Review

  1. muddywaters says:

    We'll check this out. Lately we've been enjoy Malbecs.

    I'd love to visit Argentina.

    There's a cookbook called 7 Fires on Argentinian food. I'm waiting for the library to order it. I'll let you know what I think.

  2. Catherine V says:

    We love it, too. One of our current favorites!

  3. Kansas City Gravy Company says:

    muddy: I would love to get your opinion on the new cookbook. Keep me posted.

    Catherine: Yes, it is a great wine. Thanks for sharing it with us!!

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