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About Bonny Doon Vineyard
Iconoclast Randall Grahm made his name as one of the original Rhône Rangers in California. When he purchased land in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the early ‘80s his dream was actually to develop great American Pinot Noir. This feat temporarily eluded him, but what he developed was a knack for lesser-grown, Mediterranean varieties.
91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2010
($30; for 375 ml.; picked at 33o Brix, 11.6% residual sugar by weight) Deep yellow gold. Pungent, smoky aromas of apricot, orange marmalade and white flowers, with slow-building spiciness and a touch of candied ginger. Lush and creamy in texture, offering densely packed pit and tropical fruit flavors and notes of brown sugar and chestnut honey. Deeply pitched but lively, with the orange marmalade note repeating on the long, clinging finish.