Barbera (Ginocchio) $17.99 Piedmont, Italy is where our founding family hails from and also these luscious grapes. Low in tannin with plum and black cheery notes, this wine finishes silky smooth. A perfect summer-time wine which can be chilled and served with cheese and cold pasta dishes.
Syrah (Sarah) $19.99 Rhone Valley in France is where our Syrah grapes origininate. We add ten percent Carignan from the same region. The aroma gives off hints of dark fruit and herbs. The taste combines blackberry, spice, licorice, and a touch of chocolate. The acidity and mild tannin make this wine interesting by itself or with a plate of charcuterie.
Valpolicella (Finiculi, Finicula) $19.99 These indigenous grapes are picked in Veneto, Italy. Corvina, Rondinells, and Molinara are the grapes used. The aroma is rich, dark fruit with a mild spice. Blackberry and currant are the dominant flavors with a medium-body feel with a nice warmth on the finish. It pairs well with grilled turkey or lasagna.
Pinot Noir (Red Pine) $20.99 Our northern Italian Pinot is very typical for the European style. Some of the initial flavor is cherry and berry notes. This changes quickly to herbal and earthy followed with a hint of smokiness coming from the oak chips placed in the tank for three months. Pair this wine with cedar planked salmon with roasted vegetables.
Zinfandel (Zine Qua Non) $17.99 Red Zinfandel is picked for us in Lodi, California and earlier was known as Primitivo in Europe. Our rendition is medium-bodied with dark berry notes and pepperiness followed by tannin smoothness. This batch was aged in stainless barrels which adds a slight crispness. Hearty enough to serve with any barbecue meals or use a portion as a beef marinade.
Cabernet Sauvignon (Black Barstow) $20.99 Lodi is also the source for our Cabernet grapes. This wine was aged for one year in stainless for early release. The initial aroma is boysenberry followed by dark berry and spice flavors. Medium body allows this wine to be drunk during the summer and early fall. A good T-bone steak pairs well with our wine and add a piece of dark chocolate as dessert.