PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

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Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

#101 Post by David Glasser » November 3rd, 2019, 6:16 pm

Tried the 2013 X-block Syrah tonight. Too much oak for my palate. I guess time will tell if it integrates with cellaring. I have doubts but can’t complain at $16/bottle.

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#102 Post by Ron Slye » November 3rd, 2019, 7:54 pm

I did not really remember curry. I will have to keep that in mind when I open the next bottle. I really enjoyed it. Reminded me of a subtle sherry. Definitely for the adventurous. But I did not pour any of my first bottle down the drain. It is a nice aperitif sipping wine. Also went well with Asian food.

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#103 Post by joeduncan » November 7th, 2019, 9:05 pm

Cracked a sparkling Vermentino tonight. Nothing crazy complex but enjoyable, particularly for the price. Apple and lemon lime, went well with our Thai dinner.

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#104 Post by Robert M yers » November 10th, 2019, 12:34 pm

Had the Sparkling Vermentino and found it very fine for the $14. Very fresh and bright with balanced acid but definitely crisp. Citrus fruits But not enamel stripping. Nice for an porch sipper or mimosa maker.

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#105 Post by Paul Miller » November 10th, 2019, 12:54 pm

Got my shipping notice to Chicago

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#106 Post by Nate Simon » November 11th, 2019, 7:42 pm

Opened a sparkling Vermentino this evening with paella. I really like this one for the money. Actually drinks better at a cool room temp with some time to let the effervescence calm down. Nice creamy apple, lime, biscuit notes.

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#107 Post by Rich Brown » November 15th, 2019, 4:41 pm

Nate Simon wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Opened a sparkling Vermentino this evening with paella. I really like this one for the money. Actually drinks better at a cool room temp with some time to let the effervescence calm down. Nice creamy apple, lime, biscuit notes.
Popped the cap on one of these tonight and totally agree. A really nice wine, especially for the price. Lots of bright lime and lemon notes with a bit of bread, and a slightly bitter (in a good way) finish. Would have crushed these by the pool all summer long.

Word to the wise, this bottle opened up ANGRY! Just a ton of effervescence that spilled out onto the counter for a good 40 seconds.

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#108 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » November 15th, 2019, 4:45 pm

Just got mine, and opened a 375 of 2014 Cigare Volant. Really nice, especially for $9.
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#109 Post by Rich Brown » November 15th, 2019, 4:47 pm

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Just got mine, and opened a 375 of 2014 Cigare Volant. Really nice, especially for $9.
$9. That just makes me smile.

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#110 Post by Nate Simon » November 15th, 2019, 5:06 pm

Rich Brown wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Nate Simon wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Opened a sparkling Vermentino this evening with paella. I really like this one for the money. Actually drinks better at a cool room temp with some time to let the effervescence calm down. Nice creamy apple, lime, biscuit notes.
Popped the cap on one of these tonight and totally agree. A really nice wine, especially for the price. Lots of bright lime and lemon notes with a bit of bread, and a slightly bitter (in a good way) finish. Would have crushed these by the pool all summer long.

Word to the wise, this bottle opened up ANGRY! Just a ton of effervescence that spilled out onto the counter for a good 40 seconds.
Yeah, no kidding! When I popped it, I had to check myself to think if I had unnecessarily agitated the bottle or something. I found the wine a lot more enjoyable after it had calmed down a bit.

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#111 Post by Rich Brown » November 15th, 2019, 7:41 pm

Nate Simon wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Rich Brown wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Nate Simon wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Opened a sparkling Vermentino this evening with paella. I really like this one for the money. Actually drinks better at a cool room temp with some time to let the effervescence calm down. Nice creamy apple, lime, biscuit notes.
Popped the cap on one of these tonight and totally agree. A really nice wine, especially for the price. Lots of bright lime and lemon notes with a bit of bread, and a slightly bitter (in a good way) finish. Would have crushed these by the pool all summer long.

Word to the wise, this bottle opened up ANGRY! Just a ton of effervescence that spilled out onto the counter for a good 40 seconds.
Yeah, no kidding! When I popped it, I had to check myself to think if I had unnecessarily agitated the bottle or something. I found the wine a lot more enjoyable after it had calmed down a bit.
Right! I'd never seen anything like it. Just literally wouldn't stop pouring out the top of the bottle. Good stuff though, especially after being open for a bit.

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#112 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » November 28th, 2019, 11:03 am

Anyone know the land speed record for a bottle of the sparkling Vermentino?

Keyser Söze bottle. Poof, it was gone.
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#113 Post by Nate Simon » November 28th, 2019, 3:45 pm

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
November 28th, 2019, 11:03 am
Anyone know the land speed record for a bottle of the sparkling Vermentino?

Keyser Söze bottle. Poof, it was gone.
Agreed! This is the consummate porch wine.

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#114 Post by Ian Alper » December 10th, 2019, 3:47 pm

Sad update. Looks like they are closing the Davenport tasting room. Another sale though does not look as good as the last one.

https://shop.bonnydoonvineyard.com/?met ... -119323049

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#115 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » December 10th, 2019, 6:42 pm

Those Le Cigare Volant Réserve “en bonbonne" are certainly great $42 btls of domestic vino.
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#116 Post by Chris Freemott » December 10th, 2019, 8:01 pm

i picked up a varried collection of wines on this sale.....my favorite purchase so far has to be the 375's, especially the LCV's...the white is adequate - but the reds have made me exceptionally pleased. I've not dug into the 750's or the mags nor the higher end labels...as winter is here and these wines do well with winter foods in my house, i look forward to some great experiments. Really quite pleased I saw this and went long on the wines.

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