California winemaker Randall Grahm founded Bonny Doon Vineyard in the mid-80s and has become well-known for his work with Rhone varietals in the Central Coast area. Controversially, perhaps, he also was one of the first to use screw caps on premium wines. From the get-go he has promoted transparency on wine labels with respect to ingredients (his list is generally quite short and dominated by grape must). He believes in terroir-driven wines and biodynamic practice. This is only scratching the surface… we will hear more fascinating tidbits about his past from him at line up this coming Monday.
This Rhone blend of 30% syrah, 28% grenache, 22% mourvèdre, and 20% cinsault spends a little more time on its lees than the usual “Cigare Volant” or “Flying Cigare.” Scope this incredibly in-depth tech sheet on this special wine from the man himself.