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Bonny Doon Vineyard Zinfandel California Cardinal Zin 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A touch stewy on the nose with slow to open notes of macerated cherry with hints of cocoa, green tobacco, pipe tobacco, coconut and eucalyptus. Supple in the mouth with good acids and slightly chewy tannins that are well integrated in the dark wild plum fruits. The back end shows a bit more spicy and wood tones with a touch of woody astringency that adds to the red currant fruit tones on the final. A well rounded and well behaved Zin. 86pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Bonny Doon Vineyard Zinfandel California Cardinal Zin

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,969
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/03/2009

A touch stewy on the nose with slow to open notes of macerated cherry with hints of cocoa, green tobacco, pipe tobacco, coconut and eucalyptus. Supple in the mouth with good acids and slightly chewy tannins that are well integrated in the dark wild plum fruits. The back end shows a bit more spicy and wood tones with a touch of woody astringency that adds to the red currant fruit tones on the final. A well rounded and well behaved Zin. 86pts


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Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 08/01/2009

Simple red and black fruits, very jammy, with a sweet finish. None of the spice characteristic of the variety.


Snooth User: bro brummell
15940293
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 05/18/2009

Decent zin, not good enough for the price point though.


Snooth User: EDB
18280080
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 11/23/2009

Easy to drink with a good combination of flavors.


Snooth User: nickel612
42870347
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/17/2010

Three glasses


Snooth User: ws6driver
374118137
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/09/2010

delicious gentle aroma. tastes of raspberry or cranberry and after a glass it had a distict pomagranate taste. was that just me? (new to wine tasting)


Snooth User: Pepper Turner
626540131
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 10/31/2010

A really good Zin, especially for the price. I confess, I bought the first bottle on a whim because I loved the label design, but it has become a favorite. Very good zin for the budget-minded.


Snooth User: karenaggie88
35702711
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/18/2010

I like the spices and black pepper taste.


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