Bonny Doon Vineyard Riesling Washington Pacific Rim Dry Riesling 2011

External Review by CityWineCellar.com:

The wine is crisp, dry and lush with flavors of citrus, jasmine and minerals. This Dry Riesling is a superb accompaniment to a wide variety of seafood, cheeses and cold meats. A blend of 20% German Riesling wine, selected by our dear friend Johannes Selbach in the famous Mosel region, and 80% of our Washington state Riesling. The German Riesling lends great depth and acidity as well as low alcohol. No oak and no malolactic on this wine - it's as pure and unmanipulated as it gets.

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Bonny Doon Vineyard:
Based in Santa Cruz, the heartland of New Age thinking and dreaming, Bonny Doon Vineyard has a not so surprising history of idealism and innovation. Founded in 1983 by Randall Grahm, Bonny Doon is known for strikingly original wines made from “lesser” known grape varieties, the so-called vinous Ugly Ducklings. Originally focused on pinot noir, Bonny Doon Vineyard made its mark on the vinous wor... Read more
Based in Santa Cruz, the heartland of New Age thinking and dreaming, Bonny Doon Vineyard has a not so surprising history of idealism and innovation. Founded in 1983 by Randall Grahm, Bonny Doon is known for strikingly original wines made from “lesser” known grape varieties, the so-called vinous Ugly Ducklings. Originally focused on pinot noir, Bonny Doon Vineyard made its mark on the vinous world with its pioneering work with Rhône varieties and innovative production techniques. Since the adoption of Biodynamic® farming practices in 2004, Bonny Doon Vineyard wines evince a deeper sense of place, complexity, varietal expression and a noticeable sense of organization. We invite you to share in our most passionate and terrestrial expressions ~ the wines of Bonny Doon Vineyard. To all our Big House and Cardinal Zin Fans: In an effort to return to our roots and re-focus on the production of unique and distinctive, biodynamically produced wines truly expressive of place, President and Winemaker Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard sold the rapidly growing BIG HOUSE and CARDINAL ZIN brands in July 2006 to the Wine Group, a management-owned wine company based in San Francisco. “I had been raving on long enough about the transcendental value of terroir; it was time to translate mere words into deeds. Today, the winery is much smaller, just 35,000 cases (and shrinking) we’re making fewer kinds of wine and we’re highly focused on making the most soulful wines we can possibly muster – wines of vibrant vitality, a deeper sense of place and life force.” Read less
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Member Reviews for Bonny Doon Vineyard Riesling Washington Pacific Rim Dry Riesling

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Snooth User: kirstikay
4413819
4.00 5
02/23/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: dlauritzen
12013436
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/12/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,108
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 04/02/2009

nice summer wine


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/24/2006

Exceptional value. Dry riesling, pale straw in color, with citrus and herb aromas. On the palate, apples, grapefruit, and a touch of mint. Nice finish. Juicy, 12% alch.


Snooth User: mustt
13231931
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 04/05/2009

nice & creamy.


Snooth User: mordicai
3263544
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 10/11/2007

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: jesso514
4392858
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 02/19/2008

Four and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Bonny Doon Vineyard Riesling Washington Pacific Rim Dry Riesling

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

The wine is crisp, dry and lush with flavors of citrus, jasmine and minerals. This Dry Riesling is a superb accompaniment to a wide variety of seafood, cheeses and cold meats. A blend of 20% German Riesling wine, selected by our dear friend Johannes Selbach in the famous Mosel region, and 80% of our Washington state Riesling. The German Riesling lends great depth and acidity as well as low alcohol. No oak and no malolactic on this wine - it's as pure and unmanipulated as it gets.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/28/2011

This Riesling was clearly made with assertively spiced food in mind. Lots of soft, tropical fruit flavors lead to a clean, dry finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesIt is my pleasure to announce that there is at least one thing in life that appears to be improving with time and that is our comprehension of the riesling grape. Our Pac Rim is a bit of a breakthrough. Firstly, we have allowed just the teensiest bit of residual sugar to repose in the finished wine — "letting love in," as it were, in the parlance of my twin-brother-separated-at-birth, Terry Theise. We contrived to boost the acid a little bit, picking the grapes a little earlier and the result is a fresher, more vibrant wine with greater retention of primary fruit. And as an added bonus and at no extra charge, the wine actually seems to work far better with sushi and other umami-intensive cuisine than Pac Rims pasado. Very distinctive green apple and elder-blossom Mosel nose. If weve not gotten through to you by now, now this is the time.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 06/26/2007

This Riesling from the ever inventive Bonny Doon vineyards is made with Asian food in mind. Lots of soft, tropical fruit flavors lead onto a clean, dry finish.



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