May 01, 2012
Wine: What should the label disclose?
Along with a sense of humor, wine should have integrity. Bonny Doon has both. On the back label of its 2011 Vin Gris de Cigare, right under the winery's address - "Santa Cruz, CA, USA, EARTH" - I found this description: "Ingredients: 73% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 8% Grenache Blanc, 5% Roussanne, 4% Cinsault grapes, tartaric acid, and sulfur dioxide. In the winemaking process, the following were utilized: Indigenous yeast, yeast nutrients, and bentonite."