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DATE: 7/1/2013

Vinous Wine Ratings

 
BY: ANTONIO GALLONI
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Year Vineyard Wine Description Rating Color Price Drinkable
2010 Bonaccorsi Pinot Noir Fiddlestix The 2010 Pinot Noir Fiddlestix is impressive in this vintage. Some of the rougher, gamier notes typical of this vineyard have been balanced out, but the wine still retains its trademark sense of structure and power. Vibrant and alive in the glass, the 2010 is showing beautifully today. In 2010 the Fiddlestix is a wine of true pedigree and complexity. 93 RED $50.00 2013 - 2020
2010 Bonaccorsi Pinot Noir Melville Pure silk on the palate, the 2010 Pinot Noir Melville is arguably the most refined, polished wine in this range. Dark shades of reddish/blackish fruit, mint, ash, spices and flowers more floral overtones all meld together beautifully. The 2010 is built on a core of serious minerality, tension and silkiness, with perhaps a bit less volume than many of the other 2010 Pinots. Rose petals and a hint of cinnamon add lift and an attractive upper register to the finish. 92 RED $50.00 2013 - 2018
2010 Bonaccorsi Chardonnay Melville The 2010 Chardonnay Melville is a beautifully layered and impeccable white. It is in balance from start to finish. Vivid and nuanced, the 2011 emerges from the glass with crushed rocks, slate, lemon and pastry. The long, textured finish makes it impossible to resist a second taste. This is one of the finest Chardonnays I have tasted from Bonaccorsi. 92 WHITE $40.00 2013 - 2016
2010 Bonaccorsi Pinot Noir Cargasacchi Firm tannins, subtle hints of game, tar, licorice and black cherries are some of the notes that take shape in the 2010 Pinot Noir Cargasacchi. A relatively big, structured wine, the 2010 is loaded with site specific character with plenty of personality. At times the 2010 is somewhat austere, as Pinots from this site often are, but its overall balance is impeccable. 91 RED $50.00 2013 - 2020
2010 Bonaccorsi Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard The 2010 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard takes some time to open up in the glass. Black fruit, spice, menthol and licorice notes all flesh out as the 2010 shows off its mid-palate pliancy and highly expressive, racy finish. With air, the 2010 is one of the more approachable wines in this lineup of 2010 Pinots. 90 RED $50.00 2013 - 2018
2010 Bonaccorsi Pinot Noir Sebastiano Another big, powerful, intense wine, the 2010 Pinot Noir Sebastiano is not quite as unique as some of the other wines here, but it still boasts impressive depth and richness. Black fruits, menthol, cloves and licorice inform a big finish that is slightly attenuated by firm tannins that overpower the fruit. 89 RED $50.00 2013 - 2018

Master Sommelier Mike Bonaccorsi has created wines of superb balance and harmony in the first vintages of his career. I always thought that a winemaker with a great store of tasting experience would have an advantage over a purely technically trained enologist. Bonaccorsi is proof of this, and he surely must be proud of his work.