Bonny Doon Ca' del Solo Malvasia Bianca 2000

White Blends from Central Coast, California

Item No. 27772
  • white wine

Winemaker's Notes

We took malvasia grapes this year from a different block of San Bernabe Vineyard and were thrilled to observe that they ripened a little sooner than normal, hence retaining greater natural acidity. We left the teensiest scosh of residual sugar (.4ish) to help counter-balance the very tingling acidity; the wine is definitely more electrically vibrant for these two forces working in dynamic balance. I have dilated before - thoroughly off the record, of course - on the putative aromatherapeutic, calmative qualities of malvasia and continue to recommend to harried matires d everywhere that they consider pouring a nice tall glass of this to customers cooling their heels, stacked up like so many 757s over JFK waiting for a table. The wine smells like litchi and lavender, is still amazingly crisp and refreshing and is still the perfect foil for crisply sauteed sea creatures.

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Bonny Doon Vineyard is situated in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the tiny hamlet of Bonny Doon. The winery was founded in 1983 by the Grahm family. Randall Grahm, Winemaker and President-for-Life of Bonny Doon Vineyard, was born in Los Angeles in 1953 and attended Uncle Charlie's Summer Camp, excuse me, the prestigious University of California at Santa Cruz, where he was a permanent...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Other White Wine While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about... Albarino Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain, Rias Baixas (in Galacia), this grape is loved by almost all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is aromatically intense...

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