Bonny Doon Vineyard Muscat Monterey County Ca' del Solo 2006
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.
Three and a half glasses