Been there Doon that!
Randall Graham started Bonny Doon, a very French inspired winery, in Central Coast California in 1984. We soon became fans of the wines and Randall’s iconoclastic take on the wine industry. Thirty some years later we are still amused. Two new Doon projects recently floated in through our doors. They are distinct and quirky as the founder himself. And there is something about alien visitations above the vineyards. After all it is California.
2021 Bonny Doon, Central Coast Picpoul $15
90% Picpoul, 10% Grenache Blanc
“Picpoul” translates to “lip stinger.” It is a high acid, savory, white, rustic grape variety, especially well-suited for seafood. This wine shines with aromas and flavors of dried savory spices, earth, and tart fruit. 11% alcohol by volume
2021 Bonny Doon, Le Cigare Orange $15
80% Grenache Blanc, 10% Grenache, 10% Orange Muscat
Doon’s long skin contact “Orange Wine”. Aromas of fresh peaches, citrus, bergamot. It has a textured and vibrant palate with peach, apricot and citrus peel. 10.5% alcohol by volume