(2009 Vintage) Perfect as an apéritif and wildly appropriate with fresh oysters, camarón en cazuela and Asian foods. This Albariño expresses a beautifully crystalline mineral aspect, great persistence on the palate and a bracingly crisp grapefruit and tangerine fragrance.
12.8%, 91 points from Wine Enthusiast: "Few winemakers in California understand acidity better than Randall Grahm, and he provides plenty of it in this brilliantly clean, bone-dry wine. It cleanses the mouth with scoury flavors of lychee, lime, nectarine, minerals and peppery nasturtium, with a foresty, resinous quality suggesting pine cone." (8/1/2009) Ca' del Solo is Bonny Doon's biodynamic vineyard, located in Monterey County, where the soils are surprisingly ideal for this rare Iberian varietal. The green-tinged 2008 vintage sings with ginger, lemon and sage aromas that really blossom on the palate. There's a slight almond undertone on the wine that keeps it from becoming too ethereal. Try it with oysters on the half shell or Santa Barbara spot prawns grilled with garlic, lemon, olive oil and chile flakes.