Bonny Doon Ca' del Solo Pinot Grigio 2000

Pinot Gris/Grigio from California

Item No. 50283
  • white wine

Winemaker's Notes

Shades of the late Domaine de Chardonnay! By that we mean we have here a sort of interesting category mistake. This pinot actually is literally grigio - that would translate as vaguely pink within our sensory range. There is a strange unfamiliarity to seeing things as they really are. The good news is that the wine is really quite amazing. There is a wonderful echt pseudo-Alsace nose - for me there is always a dusky, jasmine, citrus-peel perfume to Frenchified pinot gris and a wonderfully decadent peel-me-a-jujube-date quality that reposes recumbently in the background. The winemaking in this case was a little twisted. We gave the grapes from our Soledad vineyard approximately thirty-six hours of macération pelliculaire, ergo the bleeding heart, pinko color and further ergo the exuberantly exotic nose. Very rich, almost unctuous texture. A triumphant moment for the Soledadese.

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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 Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Pinot Gris/Grigio

Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...

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