91 pts Wine Enthusiast – Best Buy – November 2023
Matt’s Coffee Spiced Short Ribs
2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
91 Points Wine Enthusiast - November 2023
Meaning “good year” in Italian, the phrase “Bon Anno”, heralds the celebration of good times, and is a fortuitous play on Vintner Matt Bonanno’s last name. Since the first release in 2004, BonAnno wines are consistently fruit forward, juicy, ripe and well-balanced. Offering tremendous value for the price as well as Napa Valley name recognition, BonAnno wines should have a place on your table every night- Salute!
2021 was a dry vintage in Northern California leading to smaller fruit clusters packed with concentrated flavors.
The 2021 BonAnno Cabernet Sauvignon fruit was sourced from several prime AVA’s within Napa Valley
Matt Bonanno works with renowned winemaker Jim Milone to source and craft the BonAnno and Matthew Fritz wines. Jim grew up in the vineyards of his grandfather’s winery in Mendocino County and currently lives in Northern Sonoma. His excellent relationships with wineries and growers throughout the Northern California are invaluable to our vineyard sourcing.
Deep ruby in color with fresh black cherry, plum, blackberry, cedar, and hints of vanilla. The texture is smooth and sleek in the mouth with firm tannins and fresh acidity. The palate is loaded with fresh blackberry, plum, currants and hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Crafted to be enjoyed upon release, this wine will also stand the test of time for those who can wait!
Composition: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Malbec
Ageing: 14 months in French oak
Production: 6500 cases