We tried on Fri these two BonnyDoons:
1. BonnyDoonVnyd LeCigarBlanc BeeswaxVnyd/ArroyoSecco (14.3%; 57% Roussanne/43% GrenacheBlanc) 2008: Med.gold comor; strong very perfumed/floral/honeysuckle/Rouss some waxy/figgy/melony slight nutty nose; soft rich/lush waxy/figgy/melony perfumed/floral bit Sprite/7Up slight nutty flavor; very long richer/lusher waxy/figgy/melony floral/Rouss/honeysuckle slight nutty/toasted hazelnuts finish; richer/lusher more interesting wine that should go another 6-10 yrs. $23.00
2. BonnyDoonVnyd LeCigarBlanc BeeswaxVnyd/ArroyoSecco (12.7%; 55% Roussanne/45% GrenacheBlanc) 2010: Light gold color; strong fragrant/perfumed very floral/Rouss/honeysuckle slight waxy/melony bit simpler nose; tarter/leaner lighter floral/Rouss/honeysuckle slight waxy/beeswax simpler/lighter flavor; shorter leaner/tighter/tarter light floral/Rouss bit simpler finish; not as intense, lighter, and not as interesting. $23.00
A wee BP:
1. The '08 was a far more interesting wine w/ the slight nuttiness. How will these compare in 5 or 10 yrs?? Haven't a clue. But, because of the higher acidity, I'd guess the '10 will be the more interesting, though lighter.