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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Bonny Doon Raspberry Framboise Book of Love (half-bottle) 2003
Bonny Doon Raspberry Framboise Book of Love (half-bottle) 2003
(search item no. 79288)

PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder, who-oo-oh WHO came up with this particular marketing scheme. They said our love was Dooned. They said our love was wrong. At the very least, they said our Love ain't always on time. This is the very, very long-awaited Framboise, "Book of Love," replete with a "necker" detailing how to implement Framboise as a cunning instrument of seduction. This new and improved version features the "Morrison" variety of raspberry alongst with the redoubtable Meeker and Tulameen varieties. The "Morrison" is a new hybrid, bred at Puyallup, WA, possessing a wonderful wild raspberry character. Extremely vibrant, this is the most super-charged version of Framboise we have yet unleashed on all of those looking for love in all the right places.

Still the essence of raspberry. Our Framboiseâ„¢ derives its mystique from three highly aromatic varieties of raspberry cultivated in the state of Washington, namely the Meeker, the Tulameen and the mythical Morrison, an exceptionally flavorful variety selected by us from a raspberry research station in Puyallup, Washington. Prior to the addition of this third variety, we imagined we were already approaching the theoretical limits on the raspberriocity potentiometer. However the Morrison provides an extra quantum of flavor heretofore unknown to fans of this exceptional dessert wine. Perfect for kirs, kir royals, and spritzers.

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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).