Bonny Doon Vineyard A Proper Claret Santa Cruz County Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012 (1500ml)

Ratings on Delectable

Andrew Holod Delectable Pro

National Sales Grapes of Spain

Very tasty and exceptional value for Cali wine. Missing some of the damp earth/wet stone I tend to associate w left bank properties.

Very tasty and exceptional value for Cali wine. Missing some of the damp earth/wet stone I tend to associate w left bank properties.

8.7

Jamm Aquino

Best new world I've had at this price point in a long time. Nice acid, and elegant at 13.2%abv

Best new world I've had at this price point in a long time. Nice acid, and elegant at 13.2%abv

8.9

John Howard Delectable Pro

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

Revisit. Very good qpr. Dusty berry nose. Lean and mean with long finish on palate. Want more

Revisit. Very good qpr. Dusty berry nose. Lean and mean with long finish on palate. Want more

9.0

Meg Maker Delectable Pro

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

Brilliant purplish red with a fuchsia rim. This wine absolutely must have 30 min. in a decanter prior to serving. With this air, it yields aromas of black berry fruits, black plum, and tea, and on the palate there are notes of red and black berry fruits and blueberries, plus a nice herbal aspect. It's restrained, with medium tannins and a modestly grippy finish. Mercifully only 13.2% alcohol. Overall a food-friendly CA Bordeaux blend for a reasonable price. 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% p. verdot, 8% tannat, 1% p. sirah. $16 (sample. Disclosure: I used to work for this winery, but I had nothing to do with the development of this wine.)

Brilliant purplish red with a fuchsia rim. This wine absolutely must have 30 min. in a decanter prior to serving. With this air, it yields aromas of black berry fruits, black plum, and tea, and on the palate there are notes of red and black berry fruits and blueberries, plus a nice herbal aspect. It's restrained, with medium tannins and a modestly grippy finish. Mercifully only 13.2% alcohol. Overall a food-friendly CA Bordeaux blend for a reasonable price. 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% p. verdot, 8% tannat, 1% p. sirah. $16 (sample. Disclosure: I used to work for this winery, but I had nothing to do with the development of this wine.)

8.5

jarred gild Delectable Pro

Head Wine Buyer Western Market

this bottle has brett. i hope they all do.

this bottle has brett. i hope they all do.

9.1

Brooke James

This wine is good. The story on the label makes it better.

This wine is good. The story on the label makes it better.

8.7

Craig Haarmeyer Delectable Pro

Softer than I recall.

Softer than I recall.

8.5

Jusden Aumand Delectable Pro

Nose has touch of Bret, underbrush and blueberry. Needs an hour decant and is best at home with food. Balanced and easy drinking. I wish more sub $20 bottles drank this well. Would have liked a bit more structure present from the Petite Verdot and Tannat.

Nose has touch of Bret, underbrush and blueberry. Needs an hour decant and is best at home with food. Balanced and easy drinking. I wish more sub $20 bottles drank this well. Would have liked a bit more structure present from the Petite Verdot and Tannat.

8.7

Christanna Honer Delectable Pro

Tannat? Randall Grahm you crazy. Also, pretty solid little blend for the price.

Tannat? Randall Grahm you crazy. Also, pretty solid little blend for the price.

8.6

Andrew Holod Delectable Pro

National Sales Grapes of Spain

Nearly as good as my first bottle, but I think the food match made this wine taste more austere.

Nearly as good as my first bottle, but I think the food match made this wine taste more austere.

8.8

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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