2009 Bonny Doon Contra Gary Thomas November 4, 2010 Tasting Notes 2 Comments A mix of elegance and muscle. Surprisingly dark ruby color in the glass. A nose of overripe raspberries and blackberries is almost misleading as this is not a fruit bomb. The fruit is not shy on the palate with some back hints of cinnamon and allspice, but the tannins play their supporting role very well. The majority carignane plays well with others in the blend. The finish is long but not extended. A really lovely and intriguing offering. Try it with roast duck. WHO: Bonny Doon Vineyards WHAT: Red blend: carignane (55%), grenache (15%), mourvedre (15%), petite syrah (7%), zinfandel (5%)m syrah (3%) WHERE: Santa Cruz Mountains, California WHEN: 2009 HOW MUCH: $14 (media sample) Pingback: Tweets that mention 2009 Bonny Doon Contra : PALATE PRESS -- Topsy.com() http://þÿ Larae Ditsch You really make it seem really easy with your presentation but I to find this matter to be actually one thing which I think I’d never understand. It seems too complex and extremely vast for me. I’m having a look forward in your subsequent post, I will attempt to get the grasp of it!