Free shipping on Bonny Doon
- Pei Sep 25, 2006 09:03 PM
The previous post about ice wine got me thinking about Bonny Doon's "vin de glaciere."
I went on the website, and they're offering free shipping for a limited time on orders over $99.
What other Bonny Doon wines do people like? I'm wondering if the rieslings and "rhonefandels" are worth a try.
Also, is $17 for the "ice wine" standard, or should I just shop around locally for a lower price?
I think the Web prices are undiscounted list. Wine Club currently has the Vin de Glaciere for $14 and the 2002 Cigare Volante for $28.
Everything Bonny Doon makes is a star in its price range. Critique of Pure Riesling is better than anything not from Alsace, and the cheaper Pacific Rim is pretty good too. Their Vin Gris de Cigare is the best rose made in the US as well; nothing beats it on a hot day. Their California versions of Chateauneuf-de-Pape, Le Cigare Volante and especially Old Telegram are wonderful. The Big House wines are a great bargain for general swilling. But the special stuff are the DEWN wines -- some good, some great, some, uh, "interesting".
They're well outside the normal parameters of California wine, which is why I like them -- I don't really LIKE California wine much. Plus, they're crazy, which is a bonus in this world of "classier than thou" scrolley-typeface wine.