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2006 Bonny Doon Vineyard Roussanne Beeswax Vineyard Le Vol des Anges Arroyo Seco (half bottle)
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About Bonny Doon Vineyard

Iconoclast Randall Grahm made his name as one of the original Rhône Rangers in California. When he purchased land in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the early ‘80s his dream was actually to develop great American Pinot Noir. This feat temporarily eluded him, but what he developed was a knack for lesser-grown, Mediterranean varieties.

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2006 Bonny Doon Vineyard Roussanne Beeswax Vineyard Le Vol des Anges Arroyo Seco (half bottle)

Producer: Bonny Doon Vineyard
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Roussanne
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast

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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2007

($30; for 375 ml.; made from botrytiz ed grapes) M edium orange- gold. Poached pear, apricot, orange marmalade and floral honey aromas display an exotic personality. Fat and unctuous, with deep pit fruit compote flavors complicated by subtle hints of toffeed nuts and pear skin. Finishes broad and sweet, with a refreshingly bitter peach pit bite, gentle mineral lift and impressive persistence. This would be fantastic with stinky, runny or blue cheeses.

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It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...

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Roussanne

Like its conventional blending partner Marsanne, Roussane is most frequently associated with the northern Rhone Valley. It joins Marsanne as the only white varieties grown in the appellations of St. Joseph, Hermitage, and Crozes-Hermitage. When blended, these two varieties produce rich, full-bodied white wines that reach their finest expression in...
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