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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Bonny Doon Raspberry Framboise
Bonny Doon Raspberry Framboise
(search item no. 37476)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $14.99

Winemaker's Notes:

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).