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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Bonny Doon Pacific Rim Dry Riesling 2005
Bonny Doon Pacific Rim Dry Riesling 2005
(search item no. 88179)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $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 Ɯberweintraube. 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 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).