Bonny Doon Ca del Solo Malvasia Bianca 2004
In the long, hot summer of her 15th year, as the horse latitudes extended into Monterey County, little Malvasia has acquired something of a plush, languorous, equatorial quality courtesy of slightly higher alcohol and touch less acidity than normal. It is a style of wine well suited to exotically aromatized foods, like Morrocan, Lebanese, Greek or Indian cuisine.
If structurally the wine is a departure, the familiar flavor signifiers are all there to remind one of the changeling in one's glass: pink grapefruit, litchi and pear along with the vaguest, reposeinducing suggestion of candied ginger.
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The largest and perhaps most varied of California’s wine-growing regions, the Central Coast produces a good majority of the state's wine. This vast district stretches from San Francisco all the way to Santa Barbara along the coast, and reaches inland nearly all the way to the Central Valley.
Encompassing an extremely diverse array of climates, soil types and wine styles, it contains many smaller sub-AVAs, including San Francisco Bay, Monterey, the Santa Cruz Mountains, Paso Robles, Edna Valley, Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley.
While the region could probably support almost any major grape varietiy, it is famous for a few. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel are among the major ones. The Central Coast is home to many of the state's small, artisanal wineries crafting unique, high-quality wines, as well as larger producers also making exceptional wines.