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Date Printed: 4/26/2015
Bonny Doon Pacific Rim Dry Riesling 2005
Bonny Doon Pacific Rim Dry Riesling 2005
(search item no. 88179)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 4/26/2015: $10.79

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

Winemaker's Notes:

History: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that not all grapes are created equal, and what's more, riesling is the most unequal of them all, the Überweintraube. Riesling's one tragic flaw is not found in its intrinsic character, but rather in the impression conjured up by the images that typically adorn its labels. While effective during the heyday of the Weimar Republic, swooping black eagles and imposing gothic fonts are generally thought to possibly push the wrong buttons association-wise with the contemporary wine-buying public in search of gracious living. If, on the other hand, an earnest and ardent champion of riesling pursued a kinder, gentler form of world doonimation by wrapping a crisp, potentially aromatic and comparatively dry iteration of the noble grape [which happens to be a peerless accompaniment to all manner of Asiatic and equatorial cuisine] in an aquatic daydream, that would be a bass of an altogether different stripe.
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About Bonny Doon:

Based in Santa Cruz, heartland of New Age thinking and deferred transition to adulthood, Bonny Doon Vineyard has a not-so surprising history of idealism and innovation. Founded by Randall Grahm in the bucolic hamlet of Bonny Doon, California, in 1983, we’re known for strikingly original wines made from lesser-known (though no less noble) grape varieties, the vinous Ugly Ducklings. Bonny Doon Vineyard made its mark with pioneering work with Rhône varieties, innovative production techniques, and imaginative marketing that has, truth be told, sometimes been too clever by half. Since the adoption of biodynamic farming practices in 2004 and the radical slimming down of product portfolio and case production in 2006 (with a concomitant greater degree of focus and attention to detail), the wines evince a more complex expression of varietal character, a more noticeable sense of organization, and a greater degree of life-force.

Come visit our Tasting Room, located at 450 Highway 1, Davenport, CA, about 10 miles north of Santa Cruz. This is a wonderful intimate space that is the perfect venue to enjoy our doon-home wines, even if your home is perhaps Alpha Centauri. We’re here to serve mankind (wines that are out of this world).