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2009 Bonny Doon Vineyard Contra Red Wine Central Coast
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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.

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2009 Bonny Doon Vineyard Contra Red Wine Central Coast

Producer: Bonny Doon Vineyard
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: other red varietal
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast

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87 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2010

($14; a kitchen sink blend based on carignane) Bright ruby. Spicy red- and blackcurrant aromas, with notes of violet and black pepper adding complexity. Cassis and bitter cherry flavors pick up a smoky quality with air, along with a hint of herbs. This easy-drinking but somewhat hard-edged wine finishes with good clarity and cut.

88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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