Tuesday Quick Sip – 2005 Ca’ del Solo Nebbiolo

Megan and I picked up the 2005 Ca’ del Solo Nebbiolo from Bonny Doon Vineyards back in November while were visiting the Santa Cruz area wineries. The Ca’ del Solo vineyard is Bonny Doon’s Biodynamic vineyard that received Demeter certification in 2007.

2005cadelsolo_nebbioloWine Quick Facts:

Grape: 100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard: Ca’ del Solo, Monterey County

Price: $30

My Tasting Notes:

Nose: tomato paste, raspberry, persimmon, earth, espresso

Taste: black tea, raspberry, cherry, dried mushroom

Mouthfeel: full body, dry leathery tannins but not overpowering, good acidic backbone

Finish: “dusty” and long with red fruit flavors lingering

I really enjoyed this Nebbiolo, probably one of the better ones I have tasted from the U.S. A bit pricey at $30, I think we paid around $20 with the industry discount, it is still a good deal. Although under 900 cases were produced it has pretty good distribution so you should be able to find it at your local shop.


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One thought on “Tuesday Quick Sip – 2005 Ca’ del Solo Nebbiolo

  1. Brandon

    NO! NO! NO! Nebbiolo only grows in Piedmont, it is one of the most finicky grapes in the world. That is what makes it so special. Why waste your time and taste buds on a fake, manufactured, spoofulated cocktail beverage. Bonny Doon is one of the worst culprits when it comes to fake wine.

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