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2014 Bonny Donn US Red Blend "Clos de Gilroy"

Winery: Bonny Donn

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Clos de Gilroy"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 75% Grenache, 13% Mourvedre, 4% Syrah, 3% Pinot Noir, 2% Cinsaut, 1% Grenache Blanc, 1% Roussanne & 1% Counoise

Region: Monterey County

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: 3,159

KWG Score: 89.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: March 31, 2017

Wine Review: This bright red colored Grenache based blend from Bonny Doon is very good and a terrific value. It opens with a red raspberry bouquet with a hint of strawberry and plum. On the palate, this wine is light to medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty plum with notes of strawberry and red cherry. The finish is dry and its medium tannins are well-managed. This is a very good everyday food wine. I would pair with grilled salmon burger. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: We aim for weapons-grade fruit from our sundry Grenache vineyards, with the intent of producing killer Cigare, but sometimes we end up Clos (but no Cigare). The Alta Loma Vineyard. has shown over and again that it produces incredibly pretty Grenache—spicy, pepper and floral. Beautiful opalescent ruby color with an exceptional spice box nose: black pepper with hints of clove/gingerbread, Bing cherry, red currant and Santa Rosa plum. Maybe slightly more texture than the very soft, plush 2013 vintage. This wine pairs exceptionally well with a range of dishes, not the least being peppered ahi tuna steak. Best served with a slight chill, especially as the weather warms up.

Organic status: not organic

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