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Date Printed: 4/20/2015
Bonny Doon Pacific Rim Gewurztraminer 1997
Bonny Doon Pacific Rim Gewurztraminer 1997
(search item no. 16039)

PRICE ON 4/20/2015: $13.99

Winemaker's Notes:

There is something remarkably decadent, verging upon the politically incorrect about the gewürztraminer grape. It is as if nature has been wildly prodigal, dispensing far more of the haunting, seductive aroma than is strictly required to do the job. whatever that job might be - complement a dish of choucroute, entice a young balm out to the edge of the schoolyard fence, whatever. We continue to secretly obsess at a discreet distance, in a somewhat Humbrecht-Humbrechtean fashion, truth be told, on the remarkable qualities of gewürz, especially produced à la façon alsacienne. We have reprised the unorthodox technique of fermentation in brand spanking (steady, man) new Vosges (keeping it in the neighborhood) puncheons. This little nymphet, sorry, fresh, young, dry, insanely aromatic white wine, is a superb complement to all manner of charcuterie. most especially Pig.
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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).