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Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Talks About His Wine at Covell

on 26/01/11 at 9:51 am

BoozeBlog, Wine

Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard has been making the rounds to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Le Cigare Volant, his signature wine. To quote Mr. Grahm: “We’ve been making Le Cigare Volant since 1984, back when I thought it would be an interesting and fun thing to make a blend of the principal grape varieties of Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape, grown under California conditions. I didn’t quite realize at the time that Cigare would become so synonymous with Bonny Doon and vice-versa, nor that I would ultimately come to identiy so strongly with the wine itself. It has become the truest lens of my current winemaking ideas, aspirations and obsessions, a reflection of where I am going as a winemaker and where the company itself is headed.”

The following videos were taken at Covell wine bar Monday, January 24 where several verticals of Bonny Doon wine were appreciatively tasted. Hear Randall Grahm himself!


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