Bonny Doon Ca del Solo Freisa Frizzante 2000

Non-Vintage from Central Coast, California

Item No. 56911
  • bubbly, sparkling & champagne

Winemaker's Notes

A wonderous blend of muscat canelli, orange muscat and moscato greco (aka malvasia bianca) rendered in the manner of Platonic template, that is to say Moscato dAsti, this wine is absolutely enchanting. The presence of the o.m. (deep breath, were doing aromatherapy here) offers a lilting fragrance of mandarin, which, coupled with the more classic jasmine, litchi, cardamom and pineapple qualities of the muscat canelli, provide a most heady form of nose-candy. I have attended far too many Meet the Geeky Winemaker dinners in my day that have had the unintended collateral effect of nearly killing off the aforesaid vigneron. On so many of those occasions, I have felt that what I most wanted after the wretchedly excessive repast was the soothing lightness of a moscato. You, gentle reader need not dance as close to the edge as I have, need not commit ritual seppuku by foie gras. The moscato instructs us that it will be all right, after all.

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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 Non-Vintage

Non-Vintage Most Champagne you encounter will be NV, or non-vintage. This is because the base wine is a blend of wine from multiple vintages. In producing non-vintage wines, Champagne houses strive to keep the taste consistent year by year, and non-vintage wine provides the winemakers flexibility in blending, ensuring a constant style each year. Non-vintage Champagne...

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