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Bonny Doon Vineyard Muscat Monterey County Ca' del Solo 2008

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Our Muscat is not like any other for it is a moscato giallo or gold muscat clone. Traditionally found in the Alto-Adige region of Northeast Italy, this rare variation on the Muscat theme is more floral and less weighty than the typical white Muscat. Charmingly perfumed and delicate, giallo is a wine to savor with a fine cheese or light poultry or perhaps a delicately spiced dish of marrow beans and braised leeks. Tasting Notes Pale yellow color with light gold highlights. Bright floral notes of honeysuckle, lilac and orange blossom bring to mind a perfumed spring garden at dusk. Ripe peach, melon and yellow apple combine with citrus zest and spearmint on the palate. The 2008 Muscat is extraordinarily fine with grilled sea bass with lime and mint butter, assorted Dim Sum or fried chicken with pan gravy. Vineyard | Production Notes Ca’ del Solo is the frontier outpost, Biodynamic® estate vineyard of Bonny Doon Vineyard, dedicated to producing wines with a particular emphasis on the expression of terroir, or unique sense of place. Our winemaking is generally hands-off, respectful of the originality of the vineyard site. Our 2008 vintage expresses the beautiful crystalline mineral aspect of the Monterey County soils: musky, melodious, melon with powerful aromatics, clean acidity and a slightly off-dry finish. Absolutely brilliant as an apéritif and a superb complement to charcuterie and Asian cuisines.

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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

Our Muscat is not like any other for it is a moscato giallo or gold muscat clone. Traditionally found in the Alto-Adige region of Northeast Italy, this rare variation on the Muscat theme is more floral and less weighty than the typical white Muscat. Charmingly perfumed and delicate, giallo is a wine to savor with a fine cheese or light poultry or perhaps a delicately spiced dish of marrow beans and braised leeks. Tasting Notes Pale yellow color with light gold highlights. Bright floral notes of honeysuckle, lilac and orange blossom bring to mind a perfumed spring garden at dusk. Ripe peach, melon and yellow apple combine with citrus zest and spearmint on the palate. The 2008 Muscat is extraordinarily fine with grilled sea bass with lime and mint butter, assorted Dim Sum or fried chicken with pan gravy. Vineyard | Production Notes Ca’ del Solo is the frontier outpost, Biodynamic® estate vineyard of Bonny Doon Vineyard, dedicated to producing wines with a particular emphasis on the expression of terroir, or unique sense of place. Our winemaking is generally hands-off, respectful of the originality of the vineyard site. Our 2008 vintage expresses the beautiful crystalline mineral aspect of the Monterey County soils: musky, melodious, melon with powerful aromatics, clean acidity and a slightly off-dry finish. Absolutely brilliant as an apéritif and a superb complement to charcuterie and Asian cuisines.

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