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2014 “Gravitas
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
54% semillon, 43.5% sauvignon blanc, 2.5% orange muscat
Appellation
California
Vineyard Designation
30% Yount Mill, 28% Jack McGinley, 24% Steele, 15% Fortress, 3% Ventana
TA
6.6 g/L
pH
3.4
Aging
Optimal Drinkability: Drink now through 2020
Serving Temperature
48-50° F
Label Artist
Bascove
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Enthusiast
88
Wine Review Online
90

2014 “Gravitas"

The companion wine to our “A Proper Claret"

90 POINTS, Wine Review Online: “For something different, it's always wise to turn to Bonny Doon and see what tricks winemaker Randall Grahm has up his sleeve. Gravitas is pretty much a white Bordeaux-style blend, except for the small splash of Orange Muscat (2.5 percent) that lends a floral note. The majority of the composition is Semillon and Sauvignon blanc. The wine is crafted in a soft, round, approachable style that emphasizes the fig and melon character of the Semillon. The Sauvignon delivers aromas of grapefruit and citrus as well as a bit of minerality and acid backbone. Delicious and delightful; a superb summer sipper." - Robert Whitley

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SKU: GRA14C

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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, Sauvignon Musqué (the fragrant variant of SB), and a dollop of Orange Muscat—is something else again. 

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
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 and a touch of lavender honey. 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; a savory wine, perfect with all manner of seafood and lighter entrées.
Ratings
90 POINTS, WINE REVIEW ONLINE: “For something different, it's always wise to turn to Bonny Doon and see what tricks winemaker Randall Grahm has up his sleeve. Gravitas is pretty much a white Bordeaux-style blend, except for the small splash of Orange Muscat (2.5 percent) that lends a floral note. The majority of the composition is Semillon and Sauvignon blanc. The wine is crafted in a soft, round, approachable style that emphasizes the fig and melon character of the Semillon. The Sauvignon delivers aromas of grapefruit and citrus as well as a bit of minerality and acid backbone. Delicious and delightful; a superb summer sipper." - Robert Whitley | Dan Berger's Wine of the Week, “One of the finest ‘concept' wines I have ever tasted, it’s intended to be White Bordeaux in disguise—circa 1980! ... If you understand and love old-style white Graves, you will like this wine. The only thing Randall Grahm didn’t say on his superb back label is that this wine probably will be best with 5 to 10 more years in the cellar!"
Awards
Silver Medal - 2015 Sunset International Wine Competition.
Production Notes
Gentle pressing of the fruit, indigenous yeast, stainless steel fermentation, completed malolactic fermentation, extended lees stirring for 5 months.
Food Pairing Notes
Oysters, cassoulet, grilled veggies. Staff favorites include blackened fish tacos - or if you're feeling fancy, lobster tacos!
Production
4,915 cases
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