1996 Ca' del Solo Big House Red ($12)If Le Cigare Volant...

Wine of the week

October 05, 1997|By Michael Dresser

1996 Ca' del Solo Big House Red ($12)

If Le Cigare Volant was Randall Grahm's breakthrough wine, this is his breakout.

The pun-prone owner of Bonny Doon Vineyards has sprung this proprietary red wine blend on the public under an early-release program, but it's no crime when the wine is this tasty.

The full-bodied, fresh, mixed-berry flavors are thoroughly beguiling, and the wine's texture is as smooth as a pickpocket's touch.

Sure, this red is guilty of a lack of complexity, but it's just fine for a night of sharing pizza and burgers with the usual suspects.

Pub Date: 10/05/97

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