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Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare Rosé États-Unis Bonny Doon 2007

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2007 was harmonious overall and as a result we find deliciously bright, filigreed fruit here - pale cherry, strawberry and a hint of sassafras. The botanical, hillside herb notes are in evidence adding a savory note reminiscent of wild Provencal plantings: lavender, rosemary and young fennel. Just about 12% of this Vin Gris is composed of traditional white Rhône varieties which add a surprising richness and foundation to this wine. The balance derives from the varieties included in our Rhône blend, Le Cigare Volant, and our Central Coast Syrah. We obtain juice from these grapes via saigner, or “bleeding”, a modest volume of our freshly processed grenache, syrah, and cinsault. By bleeding a small amount of juice off our red musts, we concentrate the flavor and color in the red components. The juice which is bled off is delicately pale in color, though effusively perfumed of the fruit, floral and botanical essences of the grape from which it is extracted. There is no more sublimely delicious fermenting wine to taste than a clean rosé. Only as the wine approaches dryness do the savory and spicy elements so critical to tonal and spatial completeness of the wine appear. After assembling all of the lots selected for the wine, we will usually add a small dollop of additional red wine to bring the final blend into carmine compliance.

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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

Member Reviews for Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare Rosé États-Unis Bonny Doon

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Snooth User: michael5
14745861
3.50 5
08/12/2009

Salmon-colored in appearance, the wine has a sweet, almost candy-like fragrance (think Sweet Tarts). A crisp, clean flavor profile dominated by notes of watermelon and cucumber with a medium finish. A refreshing wine!


Snooth User: JessicaW
15828735
0.00 5
05/09/2009

Drank as part of a wine flight du forthnight at Merriman's in Hawaii.



2007 was harmonious overall and as a result we find deliciously bright, filigreed fruit here - pale cherry, strawberry and a hint of sassafras. The botanical, hillside herb notes are in evidence adding a savory note reminiscent of wild Provencal plantings: lavender, rosemary and young fennel. Just about 12% of this Vin Gris is composed of traditional white Rhône varieties which add a surprising richness and foundation to this wine. The balance derives from the varieties included in our Rhône blend, Le Cigare Volant, and our Central Coast Syrah. We obtain juice from these grapes via saigner, or “bleeding”, a modest volume of our freshly processed grenache, syrah, and cinsault. By bleeding a small amount of juice off our red musts, we concentrate the flavor and color in the red components. The juice which is bled off is delicately pale in color, though effusively perfumed of the fruit, floral and botanical essences of the grape from which it is extracted. There is no more sublimely delicious fermenting wine to taste than a clean rosé. Only as the wine approaches dryness do the savory and spicy elements so critical to tonal and spatial completeness of the wine appear. After assembling all of the lots selected for the wine, we will usually add a small dollop of additional red wine to bring the final blend into carmine compliance.

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