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June 26, 2012


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A shame that that albarino vineyard was pulled out--just as it seems more and more wine drinkers are experimenting with and discovering different wines! Great article, Meg!

Meg Houston Maker

Thanks, Gwendolyn, for reading and for your kind comment. Randall took that vineyard biodynamic—no small feat—and planted many wonderful grape varieties in addition to the albariño, including moscato giallo, dolcetto, and nebbiolo. All of the wines shared that lovely mineral core. It's a tragedy the vines are gone.

fredric koeppel

Excellent post, well-written. And it's true that some white wines exhibit a subtle -- it had better be subtle -- sea-breeze, salt-marsh brininess that can be incredibly lively and appealing. I just received the Albarino 2011, designated Central Coast, from the Casa Grande Vineyard and Jesperson Ranch. Also the Nebbiolo 2007, Ca' del Solo.

Meg Houston Maker

Fredric, thanks for reading, and I'm glad you enjoyed the post. I'm biased, but I like Bonny Doon's 2007 Nebbiolo Ca' del Solo quite a bit. The wine was tight for a few years, but in the last six months or so seems to have let its hair down. It's somewhat reminiscent of that Vietti Nebbiolo Langhe I wrote about a little while ago. I'll look forward to your remarks.

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