2010 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
California: Sonoma Coast
Bonneau to go
Built in the Burgundian style, today’s gold medal-winning (S.F. Chronicle International Wine Competition) 2010 Bonneau Winery Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is an elegant, refined and truly delicious wine.
French in style, this wine drinks very smoothly - despite the higher alcohol content. In fact, the wine is so smooth that you’d think that the ABV was far lower.
With easy fruit, soft minerals and a very appealing mouthfeel, this fresh - and refreshing - wine is one that we’d recommend as a cocktail wine. Enjoy it on the porch or patio, with a wide assortment of lighter snacks. Be sure to include good friends and loved ones for best results!
Lovely golden hues, with perfect concentration of color, from core to glistening edge.
This wine leads with citrus, dried straw, pineapple, fuji apple and subtle spice. As the wine warms, it reveals additional aromas of delicate white peach, vanilla, nutmeg and guava.
Balanced with tart and sweet flavors that juxtapose toasty and earthy flavors. Citrus, green apple, white pear and white peach take the lead. These are beautifully balanced against hazelnet, limestone and subtle white flower petals.
Clean, fresh and light with lingering fruit that gradually leads to a soft minerality. At the edge of the palate, tannins very gradually take hold, adding a bit of a kick at the very end.
Enjoy this wine with Brie and asparagus, or a lightly battered white fish.
What the Winery Says
Sonoma Coast, California
This wine has a medium light, pale straw color, with wonderful aromas of citrus, spices, cinnamon, and tropical fruits. Its fresh acidity brightens up the palate introducing flavors of quince, red apples, hazelnut, vanilla, and spice.
Gold Medal Winner, S.F. Chronicle Wine Competition
About the Winery
In 1921 August and Catherine Bonneau purchased 70 acres of land in Schellville, about 8 miles south of the town of Sonoma, California. This was a very remote area at the time, requiring a full day’s travel time from San Francisco. This area reminded the Bonneaus of the Bordeaux region of France near the area where they were born.
The Bonneaus farmed the land, had a dairy and ran a small country store/deli. Although the vineyard has long since replaced the dairy, the members of the family still operate businesses that the Bonneaus started.
In 1988 their daughter, Yvonne, fulfilled Catherine’s vision of having a vineyard. She planted 30 acres of Chardonnay grapes on premium rootstock. Yvonne, as matriarch of the family farm, began supplying some of the best known wineries in Sonoma and Napa. The vineyard consistently received high praise for the quality of the fruit. Yvonne looked forward to the day the family could produce their own wines.
In 2001, her son, John Bambury, began spearheading the wine making operations on behalf of Yvonne’s four children by introducing Bonneau Wines with the 2002 Los Carneros, Chardonnay. Since then Bonneau Wines has produced Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. The family’s commitment to making fine wines has already been recognized by wine aficionados, critics and everyday wine lovers alike.