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[SOLD-OUT] Bonny Doon Contra 2009

Grape Varieties: 55% Carignan off 100-year old vines, 15% Grenache, 15% Mouvedre and the balance in Zinfandel and Petit Syrah
Appellation: Central Coast, USA
Grape Varieties: 55% Carignan off 100-year old vines, 15% Grenache, 15% Mouvedre and the balance in Zinfandel and Petit Syrah
Appellation: Central Coast, USA

"Contra is a wine that reflects the opposite of modern wine sensibilities - of wines overworked and amped up, pushed and prodded into Procrustean palate-numbing sameness. A field blend that contravenes contraindicated convention, with aromas of cherries and licorice, flavorful cassis, blackberries and silky tannins.

Contra unites the earthy rusticity of old-wine carignan - that hard, stoniness that if untempered may be a tad too austere for some - with the luscious, opulent fruitiness of a number of the softer blending grapes. In the wine, you've got rocks and raspberries (or maybe they're mulberries or blackberries), a lively acidity, tannins that are firm but perfectly ripe, and the result is an amazing experience that is both intellectual and sensual. It is hard to really articulate why this experience is so special, but the yin and yang of soft and hard,d of fruit and earth, creates the most electrifying aesthetic frisson."
Bonny Doon Vineyard
Country:
USA
Region:
USA- California- Napa Valley
Type:
Wine Red
Variety:
Wine Red - Other
Vintage:
2009
Size:
750mL

Price Category:
$ 25-50

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$46.50

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