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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Bonny Doon Ca' Del Solo Albarino 2008
Bonny Doon Ca' Del Solo Albarino 2008
(search item no. 100342)
screw cap wine
green wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Pale straw color with green highlights and slight effervescence. Bright aromas of lemon blossom, white ginger and sage remind one of the pilgrim journeys along the winding paths leading to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. Citrus rind, wild herbs and green almond flavors continue this Spanish interlude as the '08 vintage finishes long, crisp and briny. Pairs beautifully with fresh oysters, camarĂ³n en cazuela or any fresh bloomy rind goat or sheep's milk cheese.
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About Bonny Doon Vineyard:

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 Liberal Arts major. A complete and insufferable wine fanatic, he returned to the University of California at Davis to complete a degree in viticulture in 1979. Grahm is known as the "Rhone Ranger" for his pioneering work in the popularization of Rhone and Provencal varieties in California. Bonny Doon produces an array of such favorites as: Vin Gris de Cigare (thinking person's pink wine), Le Sophiste (Roussanne/Marsanne melange), Clos de Gilroy (young, fruity Grenache), Le Cigare Volant (Cryptoneuf-du-Pape), Garnacha (the strong Pink Wine), and a dramatically intense Muscat "Vin de Glaciere" (wine of the icebox).