Bonny Doon Ca del Solo Freisa Frizzante 2003

Non-Vintage from Central Coast, California

Item No. 74707
  • bubbly, sparkling & champagne

Winemaker's Notes

My lust for this wine knows no metes and bounds. This is our third effort at fizzy Freisa and by far our most successful. Freisa, for those late in joining us, is a fairly arcane Piemontese grape variety, known for its exceptional acidity, fierce tannins and strangely exotic fragrance of strawberry. It is made in a number of different styles in Piemonte, including dry table wine (generally fierce), dry fizzy wine (weird but said to be the perfect salami wine) and sweet fizzy (often sublime).

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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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