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Bonny Doon Vineyard Picpoul 2020

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Aromas of white flowers and pineapple but while the scent of Picpoul is subtle one is forcefully struck by the wine's bracing acidity and it's unique savoriness. 

Brand: Bonny Doon
Wine: Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc
Grape: 100% Picpoul
Type: White wine
Style: Complex & Elegant white
Alcohol: 11%
Bottle Size: 750ml
Region: California
Country: USA

While Bonny Doon Vineyard began with the (in retrospect) foolish attempt to replicate Burgundy in California, Randall Grahm realized early on that he would have far more success creating more distinctive and original wines working with Rhône varieties in the Central Coast of California.The key learning here was that in a warm, Mediterranean climate, it is usually blended wines that are most successful. In 1986 Bonny Doon Vineyard released the inaugural vintage (1984) of Le Cigare Volant, an homage to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and this continues as the winery’s flagship/starship brand. Since then, 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.

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