Bonny Doon Vineyard Sangiovese San Benito County Ca' del Solo 2006

Member Review by Chris Carpita:

Smooth velvety texture giving blackberries and currant, holds up well to oxidation.

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Varietal: Barbera
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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 Sangiovese San Benito County Ca' del Solo

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 10/18/2008

Smooth velvety texture giving blackberries and currant, holds up well to oxidation.


Snooth User: beahburger
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/09/2009

Nice earthy notes -- even manure -- make this Sangiovese an exciting wine with or without food.


External Reviews for Bonny Doon Vineyard Sangiovese San Benito County Ca' del Solo

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
06/30/2010

One of the best California Sangioveses we've tasted, this deep, smooth red can match up with the best of its Tuscan brethren. With wild elements, ripe fruits, dried plums and an aroma that can only evoke the image of the red, dusty Tuscan earth. It's full-bodied, but retains the excellent acidity that makes Sangiovese great with rich meats.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 07/25/2008

One of the best California Sangioveses we've tasted, this deep, smooth red can match up with the best of its Tuscan brethren. It's full-bodied, but retains the excellent acidity that makes Sangiovese great with rich meats.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 07/11/2007

One of the best Sangiovese we've tasted from California, this deep, smooth red can stand with the best of its Tuscan brethren. Full bodied, but with the excellent acidity that makes Sangiovese great for rich meats.



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