Rose petal, forest floor, cola and pipe tobacco are some of the intoxicating scents this Nebbiolo has to offer. The first sip greets you with impressions of violets, dark cherries, raspberries and licorice. While the fruit flavors remain dominant, the robust tannins create a pleasantly gripping mouth feel representative of the varietal. Although this rambunctious youngster is delicious now with hearty dishes such as roasted or braised meats, the wine will continue to evolve through 2025.
The Lagrein grape is named after the Lagarina Valley of Trentino, although it is now primarily grown at Gries on the outskirts of Bolzano.
An extremely rare grape in the United States, we know of only a handful of vineyards in California. Bill was able to procure these grapes from the French Camp Vineyard.
This velvety violet colored wine offers aromas of dark plums, cocoa and wild wood mint. The rich mouth feel and flavor of ripe black currants finish with soft tannins.
Enjoy this wine with rich red meat or mushroom-based dishes, such as roasted prime rib, Porcini risotto or stroganoff.
The Sagrantino vine is indigenous to the Umbrian region of Italy, particularly around the hill top town of Montefalco. The 2014 Mosby Sagrantino is estate-grown, a dark garnet-red in the glass, with aromatics of vanilla, elderberries and brambles. The rich, concentrated flavors are big and beefy, with root and tobacco notes, and the pronounced mouth feel is supported by firm tannins. Naturally, a candidate for red meats, pork or pungent cheeses. Fun facts: Pliny the Elder and Saint Francis of Assisi drank Sagrantino, and it is reported to have the highest concentration of anti-oxidants of any red wine. (So it’s good for you!)