I have a soft spot for Randall Grahm. I worked at Bonny Doon many moons ago — before Bill Clinton was President.
As mentioned in a previous post, I took a phone call from the head of the California campaign for Clinton after Grahm gave many cases of wine to the campaign. Clinton had just been elected President and the head of the California campaign said to send a bottle of BDV and he would personally deliver to the Clintons.
Randall took a bottle of Vin de Glaciere and wrote, “Bill, I trust you will like this wine so much you will virtually inhale it. Randall Grahm” — history was made and Hillary had that wine served at every state dinner during Bill’s tenure.
I am a fan of the Clinton’s — but now find myself leaning ever closer to supporting Obama. Barack, you have my vote as long as you pledge to serve BDV Vin de Glaciere at all State dinners…….
You might also want to serve Le Cigare Blanc. I do love this wine, it is 60% Roussanne and 40% Grenache Blanc. Not very aromatic on the nose, but lovely on the palate. Citrus, pear, mineral and wet stone with a hint of Ooolong — good acidity with a clean finish.
Great food wine — stood up very well this evening to Indian food. BDV Vin Gris is always a good bet with Indian as well.