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A Proper Pink Wine from Bonny Doon Vineyard

A Proper Pink by Bonny Doon Vineyard

A Proper Pink by Bonny Doon Vineyard

Last night we had a typical summer-type dinner that included grilled chicken, homemade potato salad and a spinach salad with bacon and hardboiled eggs. What wine pairs with such a feast? Our decision was a rosé wine produced by Bonny Doon Vineyard in California. Bonny Doon had graciously sent us this bottle of wine a few weeks earlier and this was the perfect time to open it.

The name of the wine A Proper Pink lets you know that this wine is likely to be a rosé and so it was. In actuality the color might be described as a light red color. There was a slight orange hue. A Proper Pink was crisp with strawberry and raspberry notes. The crispness makes it an ideal wine for food pairings but the wine would also be excellent for pairing with a warm summer day sitting on a porch or deck with a book in hand.

A Proper Pink was a blend of Tannat and Cabernet Franc. The front label reminds one of a stained glass window that showcases a figure in a garden chair surrounded by pink flowers. The back label is rather tongue-in-cheek prose that includes, “The modern term for a proper red wine derives from the poxy French word, “clairet,” or light, “clear” wine (Vinum clarum, as the Schoolmen would have it), designating a certain style of darkish pink wine much favored in the Middle Ages, not so very dissimilar to the wine you are currently holding in your hands, as you behold the majestic figure of moi-même, taking his ease sur la pique-nique.”

The easy-to open-bottle with a screw cap also makes this a great wine for picnics or anytime you don’t want to fuss with a corkscrew. You might even want to consider A Proper Pink for Mother’s Day!

If you don’t know about Bonny Doon Vineyards, check out their website. Want to know more about Randall Grahm? Discover the online interview with Randall Grahm on Wine Trail Traveler.

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