Bonny Doon’s flagship red Rhone blend. A classic blend of Southern Rhône varieties, Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault. Wormholes in the vineyard improve cosmic ray influence, giving a certain ‘lift’ to the wine. 2018 Vintage awards: 93 points – Wine Enthusiast 91 points – Vinous.com #19 in Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of 2019
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..
Amazing aromas of fresh ripe red plum, some strawberry, with delicious, savoury flavours, spice and licorice. Utterly fresh and moreish on the palate.
Heavenly with a medium-rare bavette steak, charcuterie or an aubergine parmegiana – served on a flying saucer, of course.