Bonny Doon Vineyard

Riesling to Live

9.125 ratings
8.99 pro ratings
Monterey County, Central Coast, California, USA
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Ryan Flinn

Dry, funky - definitely interesting.

Dry, funky - definitely interesting.

1 person found it helpfulJan 24th, 2016
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.0

Tropical fruits and pithy green citrus characterize the flavor profile, but overall these notes are quiet, almost muted. The dominant theme here is acid; it’s a tart and crackly traditional method sparkler, and although the texture of the mousse is very fine, the effervescence seems to emphasize the wine’s acidity. Give it twenty minutes of air to open up. 13.5% abv | $35 (sample)

Tropical fruits and pithy green citrus characterize the flavor profile, but overall these notes are quiet, almost muted. The dominant theme here is acid; it’s a tart and crackly traditional method sparkler, and although the texture of the mousse is very fine, the effervescence seems to emphasize the wine’s acidity. Give it twenty minutes of air to open up. 13.5% abv | $35 (sample)

1 person found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2015
Todd Trzaskos

Ripe pomme , roundness with tickling edges. Mouthful of layers, has condensed into richness was less apparent two years ago.

Ripe pomme , roundness with tickling edges. Mouthful of layers, has condensed into richness was less apparent two years ago.

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2015
Melissa M. Sutherland

Importer Winebow Wines

8.9

Cali Sekt, 2006. Super round, creamy, tell-tale Riesling-with-time aromatics.

Cali Sekt, 2006. Super round, creamy, tell-tale Riesling-with-time aromatics.

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2014
Rob Renteria

Sommelier La Folie Restaurant

9.2

"Sprechen Sie Deutsch, Viking Fräulein?!! #RieslingToLive

"Sprechen Sie Deutsch, Viking Fräulein?!! #RieslingToLive

1 person found it helpfulDec 28th, 2014
Sondra Bernstein

Owner of the girl & the fig, the fig cafe & winebar, Author of Plats du Jours, the girl & the fig's Journey through the Seasons in Wine Country and the girl & the fig Cookbook

9.2

Fun, honey, effervescent, delicate and creamy

Fun, honey, effervescent, delicate and creamy

Dec 20th, 2014
Jo Florradikal

petrol with burnt toasty notes, 1% residual but dry feel #bonnydoon #santacruz #davenport

petrol with burnt toasty notes, 1% residual but dry feel #bonnydoon #santacruz #davenport

Aug 10th, 2014
Matt Konopka

Clean, crisp acidity, bit of apple. Nice start to vacation!

Clean, crisp acidity, bit of apple. Nice start to vacation!

Jul 24th, 2020
Rhonely Boy

Organic, dry farmed, whole cluster pressed, 16 months month on lees, Method Champenoise, zero dosage, California Sket Riesling, 13.5% ABV ... Boom!

Fruity, apple cider, bitter dry edge, straw, pleasant cleansing acidity. Classic.

Loved this wine since 2006 (first vintage, from another vineyard, crazy level of acidity) Great now, and would love to see it down the road.

Organic, dry farmed, whole cluster pressed, 16 months month on lees, Method Champenoise, zero dosage, California Sket Riesling, 13.5% ABV ... Boom!

Fruity, apple cider, bitter dry edge, straw, pleasant cleansing acidity. Classic.

Loved this wine since 2006 (first vintage, from another vineyard, crazy level of acidity) Great now, and would love to see it down the road.

Jun 6th, 2020
Laurence S

2006. Slight funk, medium acid, effervescent, stone fruit and apples. Great.

2006. Slight funk, medium acid, effervescent, stone fruit and apples. Great.

Jul 28th, 2015