Bonny Doon’s flagship white Rhone blend. A blend of Grenache Blanc, Vermentino and Clairette Blanch grown in California’s Central Coast. The grapes mostly come from the Beeswax Vineyard (Arroyo Seco), with a small percentage also from Creston Ridge (Paso Robles).
Central Coast, California, USA
Bonny Doon is an iconic California winery run by Randall Graham. Randall has experimented with various varietals and blends over the years and pioneered honest and responsible winemaking in California, while still having fun with it! Bonny Doon are known for their Rhone blends which are world class. Bonny Doon Vineyard has enjoyed a long history of innovation – the first to truly popularize Rhône grapes in California, to successfully work with cryo-extraction for sundry “Vins de Glacière, the first to utilize microbullage in California, the first to popularize screwcaps for premium wines, and, quite significantly, the first to embrace true transparency in labeling with its ingredient labeling initiative. The upside of all of this activity has brought an extraordinary amount of creativity and research to the California wine scene; the doon-side, as it were, was perhaps an ever so slight inability to focus, to settle doon, if you will, into a single, coherent direction.
The Vermentino really shines in this blend, showing pineapple, lime, mango, pine and wet stones. A delicate and refreshing gulp of wine.
Perfect with seafood and more delicate fish, ideally grilled a la plancha (perhaps with rosemary). If abducted to the planet Uzqugl, you simply must try it with kippered snqupt or slow-microwaved klpyv.