Bonny Doon Vineyard

Contra. California Red Blend

8.739 ratings
8.59 pro ratings
California, USA
Carignane, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Nathan Claiborn

Old school California style field blend, with lots of ripe, wild dark berry fruit but none of the jamminess and oak to screw it up. Really delightful.

Old school California style field blend, with lots of ripe, wild dark berry fruit but none of the jamminess and oak to screw it up. Really delightful.

Jul 2nd, 2015
S C O T T  S H E L D E N

One of the best wines that I've had recently under $15. Red blend of 55% Carignnane, 17% Syrah, 15% Grenache, 11% Mourvèdre, 1% Cinsault. #bonnydoon #contra #2012

One of the best wines that I've had recently under $15. Red blend of 55% Carignnane, 17% Syrah, 15% Grenache, 11% Mourvèdre, 1% Cinsault. #bonnydoon #contra #2012

Apr 24th, 2015
Cristóbal Arellano Borges

Flat and boring on pop 'n pour, it comes to life after 36 hours. Lively, spritely, quite satisfying.

Flat and boring on pop 'n pour, it comes to life after 36 hours. Lively, spritely, quite satisfying.

Jan 30th, 2015
Leslee D. Miller

Owner and Certified Sommelier Amusée Wine Consulting

9.0

Another #impossiblenottolove @bonnydoonvineyard wine, thx @randallgrahm👏👏👏 2012 Contra --carignan, syrah, grenache, mourvedre & cinsault. Crushed berry, blackstrap licorice & pink peppercorn capture the nose as notes of freshly balanced dark cherry & mouth melting carpaccio lace the palate. What can I say? Always a fan of Mr Grahm's work. #certifiablydelish for just about $17 on the shelf & a steal.

Another #impossiblenottolove @bonnydoonvineyard wine, thx @randallgrahm👏👏👏 2012 Contra --carignan, syrah, grenache, mourvedre & cinsault. Crushed berry, blackstrap licorice & pink peppercorn capture the nose as notes of freshly balanced dark cherry & mouth melting carpaccio lace the palate. What can I say? Always a fan of Mr Grahm's work. #certifiablydelish for just about $17 on the shelf & a steal.

Jan 14th, 2015
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.1

Raspberry, blackberry, black pepper, nutmeg, plums. Give it copious air. (sample)

Raspberry, blackberry, black pepper, nutmeg, plums. Give it copious air. (sample)

May 29th, 2014
Max Gottesfeld

Cranberry, blueberry, raspberries.

Cranberry, blueberry, raspberries.

Apr 24th, 2014
Steve Palmer

Bonny Doon Contra. #rhoneinpa (rating pending)

Bonny Doon Contra. #rhoneinpa (rating pending)

Apr 11th, 2014
Peter J.

990

Apr 3rd, 2014
Stephanie Di Sano

Hawks game juice

Hawks game juice

May 21st, 2015
Jim Yonkus

BD Conta-band!!

BD Conta-band!!

Mar 5th, 2015