Thursday, May 21, 2009
Randall Grahm from Bonny Doon Vineyards has always been an innovator. Today he proved it by conducting a virtual winetasting via the Skype network on Oprah.
What a revolutionary convergence! Old media meets new media and biodynamic wine meets Oprah and her millions of followers.
Randall Grahm has been a leader in producing wines made from organic and biodynamic grapes.
I have been revisiting some of the Bonny Doon wines this past week.
2008 Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare Rose - Beautiful light pink color. This wine was made for spring and summer! Aromas of strawberry jam. Flavors of watermelon, more strawberry and some very clean notes of cucumber. Refreshingly dry finish. Drink it with barbecued lamb chops and Greek salad. $15
2007 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc -Blend of white Rhone grapes(Roussane and Grenache Blanc). Light golden color. Aromas of lime custard and honeycomb. Flavors of melon, pineapple, pear and more honey. Nice acids on the finish. Brilliant with garlic roasted chicken. $22
2005 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant- Blend of red Rhone grapes ( Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Carignane and Cinsault). Dark ruby color. Aromas of cinnamon and blackberries. Flavors of plum tart, chocolate and some earthy goodness. Wonderfully light on its feet. Delicious with brisket and beans. $32
Posted by Amy Atwood at 6:17 PM