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Bonny Doon Gravitas White Blend
Bonny Doon
United States - California - Central Coast

Many N. Americaners have little acquaintance with the earthy/floral white wines of Bordeaux, which run from the often prosaic Entre-deux-Mers to the sublime vins de terroir of Pessac and Graves; these undersung wines have created the template for our "Gravitas." Gravitas"”a blend of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer"”is something else again.

The nose has the haunting perfume of magnolia flowers and scent of white peaches, with suggestions of ripe Bosc Pear, sweet green grass, exotic saffron, a touch of lavender honey and Meyer lemon zest. But wait, there's more: A bit of bergamot orange blossom, jasmine, and key lime custard, quince and Madagascar vanilla. These aromas are echoed on the palate adding a light, deft, fresh acidity, flinty mineral character; a savory wine, perfect with all manner of seafood and lighter entrees.

Specifications
Appellation
Central Coast
Varietal(s)
61% Semillon, 35% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Gewürztraminer
Vinification
stainless steel fermentation, extended lees stirring for 5 months.
Pairings

Oysters, cassoulet, grilled veggies, cheese course. For something totally unexpected, try pairing with creamy pistachio soup.

Reviews and News

2015 Bonny Doon Gravitas White Blend - 88 PTS - WE

2015 Bonny Doon Gravitas White Blend - 88 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"Clean and crisp aromas of Asian pear, lemongrass, honeysuckle, passion fruit and green plum show on the nose of this blend of 64% Sémillon and 36% Sauvignon Blanc. The palate would go down very easy on a hot day, with just a touch of acid-carrying flavors of gardenia, guava, mango and kaffir lime leaf. - MATT KETTMANN"
- Wine Enthusiast (December 31st 2017), 88 pts

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Producer Information: Bonny Doon

Bonny Doon Vineyard was founded in 1983 by renowned winemaker Randall Grahm.

Randall’s start in the wine industry was not what you might expect for someone with his reputation and talent: ...
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