Bonny Doon Vineyard Muscat Monterey County Ca' del Solo 2006

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Our Muscat is a musky, melodious, melon-like mediation on minerality. Powerfully aromatic, with a bracingly clean acidity, the wine is just off-dry and should induce those fearing the bogeyman of residual sweetness to table their apprehensions. Below the initial waft of jasmine resides a host of spice, botanical and stony notes to color and filigree the perfume. The combination of all these elements – the perfume, modest sweetness and botanical notes – yields a superb complement to piquant cuisine. So while brilliant as an aperitif, this muscat will never fear to tread where chili peppers, ginger, curry leaf or cardamom lie.

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Bonny Doon Vineyard:
Based in Santa Cruz, the heartland of New Age thinking and dreaming, Bonny Doon Vineyard has a not so surprising history of idealism and innovation. Founded in 1983 by Randall Grahm, Bonny Doon is known for strikingly original wines made from “lesser” known grape varieties, the so-called vinous Ugly Ducklings. Originally focused on pinot noir, Bonny Doon Vineyard made its mark on the vinous wor... Read more
Based in Santa Cruz, the heartland of New Age thinking and dreaming, Bonny Doon Vineyard has a not so surprising history of idealism and innovation. Founded in 1983 by Randall Grahm, Bonny Doon is known for strikingly original wines made from “lesser” known grape varieties, the so-called vinous Ugly Ducklings. Originally focused on pinot noir, Bonny Doon Vineyard made its mark on the vinous world with its pioneering work with Rhône varieties and innovative production techniques. Since the adoption of Biodynamic® farming practices in 2004, Bonny Doon Vineyard wines evince a deeper sense of place, complexity, varietal expression and a noticeable sense of organization. We invite you to share in our most passionate and terrestrial expressions ~ the wines of Bonny Doon Vineyard. To all our Big House and Cardinal Zin Fans: In an effort to return to our roots and re-focus on the production of unique and distinctive, biodynamically produced wines truly expressive of place, President and Winemaker Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard sold the rapidly growing BIG HOUSE and CARDINAL ZIN brands in July 2006 to the Wine Group, a management-owned wine company based in San Francisco. “I had been raving on long enough about the transcendental value of terroir; it was time to translate mere words into deeds. Today, the winery is much smaller, just 35,000 cases (and shrinking) we’re making fewer kinds of wine and we’re highly focused on making the most soulful wines we can possibly muster – wines of vibrant vitality, a deeper sense of place and life force.” Read less

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02/21/2009

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External Reviews for Bonny Doon Vineyard Muscat Monterey County Ca' del Solo

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Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

Mainly Carignane, Petite Sirah and Sangiovese. It's really good, and proves that Randall Grahm continues to march to his own beat. Not for him lush, ripe fruit, but leanness, acidity, elegance, structure and what you might call style. How Bonny Doon sells



Our Muscat is a musky, melodious, melon-like mediation on minerality. Powerfully aromatic, with a bracingly clean acidity, the wine is just off-dry and should induce those fearing the bogeyman of residual sweetness to table their apprehensions. Below the initial waft of jasmine resides a host of spice, botanical and stony notes to color and filigree the perfume. The combination of all these elements – the perfume, modest sweetness and botanical notes – yields a superb complement to piquant cuisine. So while brilliant as an aperitif, this muscat will never fear to tread where chili peppers, ginger, curry leaf or cardamom lie.

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