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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Day 2 Drink: Finca La Linda 2007 Bonarda

Finca La Linda 2007 Bonarda from the Mendoza region of Argentina is made with 100 percent of a grape that is typically used for blending in South America. Don't be concerned if this is your first "Bonarda" experience, you won't be alone.

La Linda 2007 Bonarda is a ruby red wine with a mild alcohol nose. Dark fruits dominate the flavor. Plums and ripe raisins open to a moderate amount of tannins. It has a good level of oak and even a slight smoke in the finish. A good match for a steak or pasta with a hearty red sauce.

The wine is 14 percent alcohol by volume and an affordable $11 per bottle.

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