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Aglianico

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Aglianico is a red wine grape grown in the Campania and Basilicata regions of Italy. The grape is believed to have originated in Greece, introduced to Italy by the Phoenicians around the same time as the Gaglioppo vine. The name is in fact a corruption of ’Ellenico’ one of italian adjectives to indicate ’Greek’. Another ethymology derivates the name Aglianico from a corruption of ’Apulianicum’ the roman adjective which indicates entire southern Italy in latin age.

Wines produced from Aglianico tend to be full bodied with firm tannins and high acidity making this a wine that has aging potential. The rich flavors in Aglianico make it conducive for matching with rich meats such as lamb.
More information on Aglianico
Food Pairing: Pairs well with hearty meats and bold red-sauce pastas, gnocchi and buffalo mozzarella. Delightful with a ricotta cavatelli and garlic sauteed rapini.
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Domenico Wines
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2004 Aglianico
Amador County

Medium-bodied, good tannin structure, cherry fruit character as well as oak. Aromas of cassis, cherry cola, anise and barrel spice. Pair with barbecued steak, grilled leg of lamb o ...morer mushroom risotto. This Cali-Italia wine is one of Italy’s oldest varietals.

$30.00  
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Homewood Winery
CAW Rating: 94
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2005 Carneros Chardonnay
Ödmann Vineyard

Apples & butterscotch with notes of vanilla
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Homewood Winery
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2005 Flying Wizzbanger Red
Sonoma County

Big black & red fruits with notes of orange spice

$18.00  
John Christopher Cellars
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2003 Epic
Livermore Valley

A proprietary blend that recently won a GOLD medal at the Riverside International Fair. Peppery with floral overtones, it tastes a lot like a Cab but contains no Cab at all! A comb ...moreination of Zin, Petite Sirah and Syrah create a unique taste with great tannin and fruit.

$20.00  
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Foppiano Vineyards
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2002 Sangiovese
Alexander Valley

The 2002 Foppiano Vineyards Sangiovese Alexander Valley is richly textured with an elegant blend of ripe red strawberries and black Bing cherries that are complemented by smooth, t ...moreoasty American oak. Firm, ripe tannins add depth and finesse, taming this grape’s notorious brisk acidity. The finish is long and lingering.

$10.00  
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Valley of the Moon Winery
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2006 Chardonnay
Sonoma County

Aromas of tropical citrus and vanilla followed by flavors of nectarine and spice. The rich, full-bodied texture is accented by hints of butter and oak, and balanced with bright gre ...moreen apple acidity on the finish.

$18.00  
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Valley of the Moon Winery
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2005 Sangiovese
Sonoma County

Bright fruit aromas of red cherry and cranberry, with subtle notes of lightly toasted oak and sage. These lively fruit flavors linger through the finish and are supported by firm y ...moreet balanced tannins.


A true food pairing wine.


$18.00  
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Valley of the Moon Winery
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2005 Pinot Noir
Carneros

Deep ruby color, ripe red cherry fruit aromas with a hint of cola spice; soft velvety tannins support complex flavors of cherry, cranberry, white fig and a touch of French oak.

$22.00  
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Valley of the Moon Winery
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2005 Zinfandel
Sonoma County

Aromas of strawberry jam and blackberry bramble with hints of vanilla caramel. Complex plum and berry flavors are enhanced by black pepper and light toasty oak. The finish is lush; ...more full of soft tannins and balanced acidity.

$20.00  
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Valley of the Moon Winery
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2005 Syrah
Sonoma County

Vibrant aromas of crushed blackberries, blueberry and violets with notes of cedar and tobacco. The fresh fruit flavors are lifted with bright acidity and supported by hints of whit ...moree pepper, toasted oak and firm tannin structure.

$20.00  
Valley of the Moon Winery
CAW Rating: 85
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2005 Barbera
Sonoma County

Bright, lively red plum and raspberry aromas and flavors are enhanced by oak extracts of vanilla and toast with a dash of black pepper. Firm acidity and forward fruit make this Bar ...morebera a natural food accompaniment.

$20.00  
Valley of the Moon Winery
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2004 Old Vine Zinfandel
Sonoma Valley-Estate Bottled

Aromas of ripe blackberries, molasses and black pepper. Concentrated berry flavors with spice and vanilla notes are balanced with bright acidity and soft tannins leading to a long, ...more smooth and complex finish.

$25.00  
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Bink Wines
CAW Rating: 78
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2006 Randle Hill Sauvignon Blanc
Yorkville Highlands

Fresh aromas of honeysuckle, comice pear and mango with flavors of grapefruit

and an underlying minerality.

$20.00  
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Brutocao Cellars
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2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Hopland Ranches
Mendocino

The vibrant red cherry fruit and briary spice found in our Feliz Vineyard cabernet offers a wonderful accent to the blackberry fruit and dark tea tannins from our Contento cabernet ...more.
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Silver Medal -
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$22.00  
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Findleton Estate & Winery
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2005 Picasso Red Wine
El Dorado County

The PICASSO RED WINE is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The grapes were hand picked and fermented using 100% whole berries to obtain optimal fruit aromas while extracting ...morefewer tannins. The wine was aged in predominately neutral oak, to retain the fruit as the primary attribute. The Syrah was co-fermented with 20% Viognier. The resulting wine displays fruit forward aromas of black cherry, plum, and banana with hints of amaretto and dried fruit. The structure is medium bodied with a red berry finish.

$13.50  
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Failla Wines
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2005 Pinot Noir
Hirsch Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

We picked this fruit on the 5th and 6th of October, first the Pommard clone then the Mt. Eden. As always, we destemmed the fruit into open-topped fermenters where it was handled ge ...morently with daily manual punch-downs. We then aged the wine in all French oak barrels, one-third of which were new. The dramatic nose is marked by aromas of deep black-fruit liqueur, pomegranate and floral notes. Its dense, rich mouthfeel belays supple tannins that encourage drinking now but also offer structure enough to support cellaring for 7-10 years.
VJB Vineyards & Cellars
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2005 Estate Aglianico
Belmonte Estate, Sonoma Valley

Our inaugural release of Aglianico! This grape is believed to have originated in Greece and brought to Italy by the Phoenicians. Today it is grown in the Campania and Basilicata re ...moregions. There are less than 20 acres of Aglianico planted in the United States. Aglianico generally displays a deep garnet color and rich satiny texture with earthy aromas such as coffee and leather. Like Sangiovese and Barbera, Aglianico is an acid driven wine which allows for some aging and pairs well with hearty dishes or rich sauces.
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Tesoro Winery
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2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Temecula Valley

Ruby colored, rich, ripe aromas of cherry preserves, along with a touch of sage and vanilla. Broad and mouth-filling, this wine has a core of ripe stone fruit and a touch of oak wi ...moreth a long supple finish. Hands down favorite in the tasting room, at events and in the restaurants in Temecula!
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Colgin Cellars
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2005 Napa Valley Red Wine

While composing this blend of 55% Cabernet, 25% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc from Madrona Ranch and 9% Petite Verdot from Thorevilos vineyard, we looked to capture a truly Bordeau ...morex style blend with California pedigree. In order to make the best blend year after year, we rely on our French consultant, Alain Raynaud, to give us his thoughtful insight. Slowly and meticulously we construct the blend together, and the 2005 vintage was no exception.

Winemaker notes from Allison Tauziet:

"The 2005 vintage of our left bank style Cariad blend makes a formidable comparison to a true Bordeaux first growth. In a cooler vintage such as 2005, we truly experienced weather more comparable to that in Bordeaux, and I think that is reflected in the freshness and depth of this wine. The gravelly, fresh leather and mineral aromatics mimic those in one of my favorite wines of Pauillac, Chateau Latour. The Cariad boasts more black fruit notes of sweet black cherries, black licorice, floral and honeysuckle, yet it also flirts with an elusive savory character you find in asian plum sauce and soy sauce. This vintage of Cariad really showcases the balance between richness and elegance that you can a

D'Argenzio Winery
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2007 D'Argenzio Tocai Fruilano Redwood Valley
Fox Hill Vineyard

This admired Italian varietal is celebrated for its freshness and floral profile, and this edition is no exception. Pretty aromatics of delicate honeysuckle ride on a wave of pear, ...more melon and Gravenstein apple. The wine shows good body, with well-balanced crispness. Brilliant notes of white peach and mango are accented with a hint of lime zest. The layered finish presents subtle touches of honey and mineral. This wine is a great starter or an ideal complement to salad and seafood. Chill it to 55°, open and feel yourself swept away to Italia! The grapes were grown by long-time winegrower Low Stone of Fox Hill Vineyards in Mendocino County, California, who specializes in unique Italian varietals. The cool breezes of the Pacific Ocean and the hot days in this area create the ideal climate for flavorful development of these grapes. Tocai Friulano is a native grape of the Friuli region of Italy, north of Venic.
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