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Bonny Doon Vineyard Dewn I Aurora 2007

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This summer quaffer is a revisitation of one of last year’s most popular white wines. The 2006 I, Aurora melded viognier, full of fruit but low on acid, with the high acid and herbal loureiro, and treixadura. The full name was ananagram spelling out the three grapes, in order to include the latter two, which are not yet recognized in the United States as wine varieties. This year’s “Metamorphosis” follows the same premise, but with a slightly different varietal composition. The low acid, but fruitful and floral roussanne replaces the viognier for a slightly lighter, more delicate white with flavors of lime-blossom and mineral, grapefruit zest and bay leaf. The bay leaf, incidentally, comes from loureiro, whose name references its distinct tendency to develop flavors of laurel, another name for the bay tree.

Region: USA » California » Central Coast

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  • 2007

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Color: White
Varietal: Treixadura
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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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Snooth User: doonorama
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04/27/2009

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This summer quaffer is a revisitation of one of last year’s most popular white wines. The 2006 I, Aurora melded viognier, full of fruit but low on acid, with the high acid and herbal loureiro, and treixadura. The full name was ananagram spelling out the three grapes, in order to include the latter two, which are not yet recognized in the United States as wine varieties. This year’s “Metamorphosis” follows the same premise, but with a slightly different varietal composition. The low acid, but fruitful and floral roussanne replaces the viognier for a slightly lighter, more delicate white with flavors of lime-blossom and mineral, grapefruit zest and bay leaf. The bay leaf, incidentally, comes from loureiro, whose name references its distinct tendency to develop flavors of laurel, another name for the bay tree.

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