Bonny Doon Beeswax Vineyard Vinferno (375ML half-bottle) 2008

Dessert from Central Coast, California

Item No. 111826
  • screw cap wine
  • ST90
Alcohol By Volume: 13.6%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

You are in for a treat with this new vin de paille style dessert wine. Quite juicy, full of apple, pear and quince fruit aligned with apricots, hazelnuts and a hint of lavender honeycomb.

2008 brought unseasonable dryness to the Beeswax Vineyard in Arroyo Seco, with low humidity and few rain showers, providing deeply concentrated and flavorful grenache blanc and roussanne for a vin de paille style dessert wine. Hand picked and dried on vineyard mats for three weeks, the fruit was gently foot stomped at the winery to release the sugar and flavors from the desiccated grapes.

Blend: 51% Grenache Blanc, 49% Roussanne

Critical Acclaim

"Yellow-gold. Ripe and subtly smoky on the nose, which displays pit fruit nectar and poire William scents complicated by notes of marzipan and lemon thyme. Sweet and palate-coating but surprisingly light on its feet, offering lush, honeyed orchard and pit fruit flavors and gentle back-end bite. Finishes with sappy cling and an echo of candied pear."
90 Points

Learn About Bonny Doon Map ItMap It

Bonny Doon Vineyard is situated in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the tiny hamlet of Bonny Doon. The winery was founded in 1983 by the Grahm family. Randall Grahm, Winemaker and President-for-Life of Bonny Doon Vineyard, was born in Los Angeles in 1953 and attended Uncle Charlie's Summer Camp, excuse me, the prestigious University of California at Santa Cruz, where he was a permanent...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Other Dessert

Other Dessert Beyond Port and Sherry, here are a few of our favorites: Sauternes - the golden wine of the Sauternes region in Bordeaux, these wines are made with botrytis-affected Semillon grapes and produce a rich, honeyed concoction with an amazing balance of sweetness and acidity. Don"t discount Sauternes' neighbor, Barsac, or even the region across the river,...

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