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Vergari Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Vineyard 2005

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This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Diamond Series selection. 94 Points, Pinot Report – “Medium-deep ruby color; deep, spicy, black cherry and earthy aromas; rich and deep, earthy black cherry fruit, spice and forest floor notes, sweet oak; great structure and balance; long finish. Very deep and nuanced, this Pinot has many layers of flavor and a very silky texture.” 93 Points, Wine & Spirits magazine – “Dark in tone, this wine’s flavors of pomegranate and sour cherry yield a range of scents as complex as a forest floor. The savory notes of conifer and mushroom keep it baritone and gamy while higher notes of woodland flowers and wild cherry add dimension and harmony. This is focused and elegant, for braised duck.” “David’s Pinots are focused, balanced wines that greatly reflect the vineyard. He’s a producer to watch.” – Pinot Report David Vergari’s Tasting Notes – Ruby color; bouquet of spice, earthy, gamy, and red cherry aromas. Fruit-driven entry that opens into a silky-textured, balanced mid-palate and extraordinarily long finish. This wine will evolve in the glass. Very tightly wound. The coastal fruit bodes well for long aging.

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Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Vergari Wines:
Founded in 2003 by owner/winemaker David Vergari, Vergari Wines strives to produce Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards that are exclusively suited to those varietals. David shepards the wine from vine to bottle, ages them solely in French oak barrels and trusts that if he’s doing his job well, each wine will display its own “voice” – its own distinctive and unique character. While ... Read more
Founded in 2003 by owner/winemaker David Vergari, Vergari Wines strives to produce Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards that are exclusively suited to those varietals. David shepards the wine from vine to bottle, ages them solely in French oak barrels and trusts that if he’s doing his job well, each wine will display its own “voice” – its own distinctive and unique character. While studying Enology and Viticulture at UC Davis, David interned at Sonoma-Cutrer and The Hess Collection in Napa Valley, and worked abroad at Coldstream Hills in Australia and Covisa in Spain. Landing back in California, David worked his way up to Research Enologist at Joseph Phelps Vineyard before moving to Rutz Cellars in the Russian River Valley, where he not only became the winemaker, but honed his skills and appreciation for Pinot Noir. Then, after four years as Head Winemaker at Maddalena Vineyards, David decided to launch his own label, Vergari Wines. In his spare time, David acts as a consulting winemaker and teaches extension wine courses at UC Irvine. David ascribes his life-long interest in wine at least in part to his Italian ancestry. His first memory of wine goes back to when he was five years old, in his great-uncle’s cellar in San Francisco tasting "Dago Red" - cut with water, of course! For a while in his twenties he worked as a financial analyst, but winemaking was in his blood, and inevitably he decided to change careers and follow his passion. David makes his wines at Owl Ridge Wine Services in Sebastopol, California, formerly co-owned by friends and fellow winemakers Greg LaFollette and Greg Bjornstad. David became fast friends with the two Gregs while attending UC Davis and vowed that one day he would make wine at their facility. The third generation of his family from western Sonoma County, David divides his time between the winery and vineyards in Northern California and his home life with wife Katie Orth in Sierra Madre, Southern California. Read less

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04/15/2009

This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Diamond Series selection. 94 Points, Pinot Report – “Medium-deep ruby color; deep, spicy, black cherry and earthy aromas; rich and deep, earthy black cherry fruit, spice and forest floor notes, sweet oak; great structure and balance; long finish. Very deep and nuanced, this Pinot has many layers of flavor and a very silky texture.” 93 Points, Wine & Spirits magazine – “Dark in tone, this wine’s flavors of pomegranate and sour cherry yield a range of scents as complex as a forest floor. The savory notes of conifer and mushroom keep it baritone and gamy while higher notes of woodland flowers and wild cherry add dimension and harmony. This is focused and elegant, for braised duck.” “David’s Pinots are focused, balanced wines that greatly reflect the vineyard. He’s a producer to watch.” – Pinot Report David Vergari’s Tasting Notes – Ruby color; bouquet of spice, earthy, gamy, and red cherry aromas. Fruit-driven entry that opens into a silky-textured, balanced mid-palate and extraordinarily long finish. This wine will evolve in the glass. Very tightly wound. The coastal fruit bodes well for long aging.



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