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Dewn Sparkling Albariño 2010

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ELEGANT: Grapefruit, lemon, pineapple,lively

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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 Dewn Sparkling Albariño

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Snooth User: Mr Dolce
4535423,367
4.00 5
12/09/2012

Wonderful California sparkling wine. Peachy citrus notes make this crisp sparkling wine a delightful starter to enhance a meal.


Snooth User: ONUMello
103714712
3.50 5
07/17/2011

Very complex, zesty nose of strawberry, lime, melon, minerals. Similar notes on the palate. An enjoyable, easy to drink yet complex rosé.


Snooth User: cjb724
758600103
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 03/13/2011

This wine smells like a Riesling and a pinot gris mixed together. It tastes like cherry and blood orange, a high amount of minerals, and an aftertaste of spearmint and strawberries. Very good rose wine!


Snooth User: napagirl68
878432,684
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/02/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 04/30/2009

80% Albarino, 20% ? A very summery wine with aromas of peaches on the nose. Its oily, and has a subtle minty / bay leaf character. Good acidity and nicely mineral. The finish is almost chalky. Overall a pure, food friendly wine.

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  • Snooth User: doonorama
    14875430
    5.00 5
    Vintage: 2008 03/24/2009

    This wine is so crisp and refreshing. I paired it with oysters on a warm spring day. Quite a combo!


    Snooth User: michael5
    14745861
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2007 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!


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    External Reviews for Dewn Sparkling Albariño

    External Review
    Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
    07/29/2011

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


    External Review
    Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
    Vintage: 2009 06/30/2010

    Pale copper in color this rosé is a blend of Grenache and Grenache Blanc. Crisp and delicate with tons of strawberry and peach fruit. Fabulous picnic wine.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2006 10/16/2008

    You’ve probably read about how Bonny Doon Vineyard has been cutting programs, changing management, and making other Big Changes. Quietly in the background, the winegrowing folks have completed converting the winery’s Ca’ del Solo vineyard in Salinas Valley to biodynamic viticulture, and the winemakers have produced a lovely wine to showcase it. That the grape is Albariño (along with even more exotic Loureiro and Treixadura, all natives of Portugal) makes this a doubly historic debut.Don’t be surprised at the wine’s lack of color – Albariño grape skins don’t confer hardly any. Just sniff the sweet, nutty aromas of hazelnuts, marzipan, and clover honey, then sip them into your mouth as flavors. The wine is light in body but sizable in personality for a fresh young white; the sweetness holds gently but firmly along with well balanced acid, and there's some rosewater on the finish along with a bit of fresh citrus. Well done all around.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2005 01/29/2009

    This wine consists of: 27% syrah, 18% grenache blanc, 15% roussanne, 13% grenache, 12% cinsault, 12% mourvEdre, 3% viognier. Tasting this wine, we find brighter, filigreed fruit notes here--watermelon, cranberry and strawberry guava. There are also



    Tasting Notes:

    Fresh and bright with a pale pink/salmon color reminiscent of a Côtes de Provence Rosé or perhaps even a Vin Gris from Burgundy. Hints of wild strawberry, white cherry, apple blossom, and the barest whiff of spearmint. Palate is quite dry and zesty with pale red fruits, blood orange, citrus, and a lean yet supple finish. But what is most compelling about the wine is its elegance. We deployed far less skin contact than in years past, and in this instance, less is truly more. Delicious today but will develop added richness and aroma with an additional 6-12 months of bottle age.

    ELEGANT: Grapefruit, lemon, pineapple,lively

    Dietary Information: Organic

    3298 cases produced.

    Wine Specs:

    Total Acidity: 4.5 grams per liter

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