"One of the more beautiful and complete wines in the range, 2009 Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota impresses for its balance of aromatics, fruit and structure. Dark red cherry and plum notes flesh ... Read More
Color: Classic barbaresco.
Bouquet: Scent of spices, pepper and black cherries.
Flavor: Powerful, firm, elegant and ethereal.
Pairings: Pairs well with egg pastas, risottos, white meats, poult... Read More
Now, as to the label. What can we say? We are just scandalized, sputteringly unable to countenance the opportunistic wine marketeers who would stoop to using lurid imagery merely to sell a bot... Read More
Pale gold. Poached pear, quince and chamomile on the pungent, spicy nose. At once rich and lively, with bitter pear skin and peach pit flavors that gain sweetness with air. A floral note comes... Read More
Bright violet color. Black raspberry and cherry aromas are lifted by a note of peppery spice. A touch jammy, but the lively red and dark berry flavors display good clarity. A refreshingly bitt... Read More
"A big, powerful wine, the 2012 Barbaresco hits the palate with surprising depth allied to nervous tannins that are going to need time to soften. Tobacco, smoke, licorice, menthol, game and a ... Read More
"The 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano is one of the least expressive of these wines. Inward, powerful and explosive, the 2011 is not in a mood to show much today, that is pretty clear. Sti... Read More
The strawberry-rhubarbity of grenache is complemented by a delicate note of kirsch from cinsault and the spicy catch of syrah's white pepper. Brilliant mulberry in color, the wine is intensely... Read More
Bonny Doon has always been one of my favorite producers — everything organically grown; eccentric winemaker; complex and friendly wines. The Contra field blend is lighter than I’d expected but... Read More
"A picture perfect example of site, the 2008 Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo is classic Rio Sordo. Medium in body, it possesses a sweet, open bouquet and a relatively medium-bodied personality ne... Read More
"The 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Montefico is another of the highlights in this range from the Produttori. Imagine the precision of Ovello, but with slightly darker fruit and more density and powe... Read More
For something different, it's always wise to turn to Bonny Doon and see what tricks winemaker Randall Grahm has up his sleeve. Gravitas is pretty much a white Bordeaux-style blend, except for ... Read More
Like Columbus who sought a trade route to Asia, Randall Grahm set sail in 1979 for the Great American Pinot Noir, foundered on the shoals of astringency and finesselessness and ended up runnin... Read More
Our best mourvdre issued from 100-year old, dry farmed vines in the sandscapes of Contra Costa County. Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Maria and Chequera Vineyard in Paso Robles provided the top... Read More