1998 Bonny Doon "Ca' del Solo" Monterey Barbera (750ml)15
The Barberians are at the gates of Ca' del Solo (an imaginary principality located on the Soledad-Piedmonte border), where the hopelessly eccentric, misunderstood varietals are all given their day. Barbera perennially habituated to playing the nebulous Martha to Nebbiolous Mary, is here given its moment in the lime - (you will pardon the expression) light. Harvested from the San Bernabe Vineyards in Monterey County, the '98 Barbera evinces alarmingly rich, dense brambleberry fruit and is the perfect accompaniment to grilled qualcosa. Needless to say, the wine performs equally well al solo.