2012 A Proper Claret | Label Art by Bascove | If we ever were to drink a cabernet-based blend, this would be one that would serve quite well. It is lean, neither overly alcoholic, contains a substantial dollop of petit verdot (22%), which adds a silky note of violets and textural elegance, in precision counterpoint to the lead-in-the-pencil firmness offered by the inclusion of the manly tannat (8%). Lovely suggestion of cedar and mint. #aproperclaret #bonnydoonvineyard #wine
2015 “A Proper Pink" | Label Art by Bascove | So, what’s Tannat like (about a flamboyant and slightly (Im)Proper Pink)? It’s a relatively dark brosé, having languidly experienced several hours in contact with its skins before pressing on skins. But it is really the Cabernet franc that carries the aromatic day. #bonnydoonvineyard #aproperpink #wine #thinkpink #brose
Wine Spectator, which wrote: Plush, deep and complex, yet graceful, offering a mouthful of mineral-accented cherry, raspberry, green tea and spice flavors that sail smoothly and serenely over refined tannins. This has richness with moderate weight. Drink now through 2019. 900 cases made.