Bonny Doon Ca' del Solo Big House Red 1998

Red Blends from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 6171
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Big House Red has always been somewhat of a social deviant. No more Mr. Rhônely-hearts; sangiovese became him. Donning a crushed-velvet cape he quickly headed out for pizza. The 1998 Big House presents a distinctly Tuscan profile with a little more smoke, tar, and blacker fruit than we have seen in the recent past: a little more earth, a little less lip gloss. Black cherry, black pepper, and the everpresent raspberry are complemented by slightly furrier tannins and, of course, a longer Roman nose. Varietal composition: Sangiovese, Carignane, Zinfandel, Mourvèdre, Valdiguié, Barbera, etc.

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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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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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