ESTELA ARMANDO
2014 La Posta Armando Bonarda from Canadian journalist, Sara D’Amato at WineAlign Wine Score: 88 Review: La Posta consistently offers a great price-to-quality ratio and this bonarda is no exeption. The palate is savory and offers notes of black pepper in league with oaky spice complimenting the plentiful fruit. Lush and very typic
2009 Bonarda Estela Armando Vineyard 87 Points, Wine Advocate (Oct 2010) Issue #191
10 months in oak; slightly reticent, black raspberry, hint of chocolate, smooth-textured.
-Jay Miller
2008 Bonarda Estela Armando Vineyard 89 Points, Wine Spectator (Dec 2008)
Rounded, toasty and very flattering, with mocha and roasted vanilla leading the way for hints of maple-cured bacon, crushed plum and melted licorice. The finish is long and fleshy. Drink now. 1,100 cases made
2008 Bonarda Estela Armando Vineyard 89 Points, Wine Advocate, Robert Parker Jr (Aug 2009) Issue WA, #184
Is opaque purple-colored. Plums, blueberry, and floral notes lead to a sweetly-fruited, ripe, savory, easy-to-understand wine with no hard edges
2007 Bonarda Estela Armando Vineyard 89 Points, Wine Spectator (Oct 31st 2008)
A flashy style for Bonarda, delivering lots of mocha and fruitcake up front, followed by notes of plum sauce and licorice. There's nice weight on the finish
2006 Bonarda Estela Armando Vineyard 89 Points, Wine Advocate, Robert Parker Jr (Dec 2007) Issue WA, #174
2003 Bonarda Estela Armando Vineyard The Boston Globe, September 1, 2005
2003 La Posta del Viñatero Bonarda: Wine & Spirits (February 2006)