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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Bonny Doon Pacific Rim Gewurztraminer 1997
Bonny Doon Pacific Rim Gewurztraminer 1997
(search item no. 16039)

PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $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 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).