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Bonny Doon Vineyard Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato Passito Ferraris 2005

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This is a classic Bonny Doon wine. How might one improve upon the delicious aromatic purity of Muscat canelli-the very essence of the Muscat grape? Very simply, by the addition of Muscats Orange, Greco and most recently, Giallo, from Bonny Doon's own vineyard in Soledad. In addition to the somewhat typical aromas of cinnamon and clove and jasmine, there are more exotic subtle citrus undercurrents of tangerine, orange blossom and Meyer lemon from the aforesaid. Very typical wine of the ice box with a slightly more citrusy twist.

Region: USA » California

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Varietal: Ruche
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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 Vineyard Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato Passito Ferraris

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.00 5
08/08/2007

Sweet acacia and honeysuckle nose. Sugary aromas. Good acidity with a taste of green apples. Nice finish.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
01/12/2008

Nice dessert wine, reminiscent of port in its sweetness but lighter in texture and less syrupy. Aromas of roses and raspberries, this tastes a lot like a still brachetto d'aqui. Great wit chocolate dishes. Made by Luca Ferraris and only labeled and sold by Bonny Doon.


Snooth User: problemcat
4239858
4.50 5
03/11/2010

I'm not much on sweet wines, but this dessert wine is delicious without tasting sugar-fortified like so many others. I'd highly recommend it for anyone who loves a sweet wine, and for those newcomers who can't yet handle anything dry.


Snooth User: amerob
6926812
4.00 5
04/25/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Bonny Doon Vineyard Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato Passito Ferraris

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
06/27/2007

This unctuous wine has delicious floral and orange aromas and flavors. Make a simple dessert special, or just enjoy this beauty on its own.



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This is a classic Bonny Doon wine. How might one improve upon the delicious aromatic purity of Muscat canelli-the very essence of the Muscat grape? Very simply, by the addition of Muscats Orange, Greco and most recently, Giallo, from Bonny Doon's own vineyard in Soledad. In addition to the somewhat typical aromas of cinnamon and clove and jasmine, there are more exotic subtle citrus undercurrents of tangerine, orange blossom and Meyer lemon from the aforesaid. Very typical wine of the ice box with a slightly more citrusy twist.

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