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Date Printed: 10/19/2014
Bonny Doon Pacific Rim Dry Riesling 2002
Bonny Doon Pacific Rim Dry Riesling 2002
(search item no. 62560)

PRICE ON 10/19/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

It is my pleasure to announce that there is at least one thing in life that appears to be improving with time and that is our comprehension of the riesling grape. The '00 Pac Rim is a bit of a breakthrough. Firstly, we have allowed just the teensiest bit of residual sugar to repose in the finished wine — "letting love in," as it were, in the parlance of my twin-brother-separated-at-birth, Terry Theise. We contrived to boost the acid a little bit, picking the grapes a little earlier and the result is a fresher, more vibrant wine with greater retention of primary fruit. And as an added bonus and at no extra charge, the wine actually seems to work far better with sushi and other umami-intensive cuisine than Pac Rims pasado. Very distinctive green apple and elder-blossom Mosel nose. If we've not gotten through to you by now, know this is the time.
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About Bonny Doon Vineyard:

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 Liberal Arts major. A complete and insufferable wine fanatic, he returned to the University of California at Davis to complete a degree in viticulture in 1979. Grahm is known as the "Rhone Ranger" for his pioneering work in the popularization of Rhone and Provencal varieties in California. Bonny Doon produces an array of such favorites as: Vin Gris de Cigare (thinking person's pink wine), Le Sophiste (Roussanne/Marsanne melange), Clos de Gilroy (young, fruity Grenache), Le Cigare Volant (Cryptoneuf-du-Pape), Garnacha (the strong Pink Wine), and a dramatically intense Muscat "Vin de Glaciere" (wine of the icebox).