Graziano Family of Wines

(707) 485-9463 PO Box 774
Hopland, CA 95470
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Gregory Graziano's grandfather, Vincenzo Graziano, and his wife Angela, first planted vineyards in Mendocino County in 1918 where they grew and sold grapes. In the late 1920's Vincenzo had to depend on selling grapes to home winemakers on the east coast and bootlegging wine to support his family. In the 1940's after Prohibition and the Depression, Vincenzo, along with other local grape growers, formed the Mendocino Vineyards Winery, which eventually was sold and merged into the historically significant Cresta Blanca Winery in the town of Ukiah. Gregory Graziano, Vincenzo's grandson, now carries on the family winemaking tradition that his grandfather set the foundation for and that his father Joseph later handed down to Gregory. – Description from JasminaDragoljevic

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Graziano Zinfandel 2010


    Murky, almost prune color. Red berries on the nose, but also volatility. Nice hit of plum and red berry on the tongue. As the wine move back, you realize that tannins are fully resolved. Regardless, this is a big, mouth-filling wine. Definitely, some heat on the rear palate is distracting. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Zinfandel, it’s no secret that I’ve carried on a long and intimate relationship with you. There is so much you have to offer. Sometimes you're a bit rough and tumble, edgy, even dangerous, while other times you’re coy or playful. But you’re always there for me, with joyous fruit, classic bramble notes and structure, allowing for early consumptio... Read More

    From the article California Zinfandel: A Lesson in Vintage and Regional Success

  • Graziano Zinfandel Kazmet Vineyards 2010


    A little tarry on the nose, with hickory smoke and some mid level sandalwood spice adding complexity to the blue-tinged subtle blackberry fruit. This is fresh and juicy in the mouth with bright fruit that shows a sweet edge to the very red, tart fruit. While a fairly big wine, this is not terribly dense, with a lovely finish that shows a hint of... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • . . . and, boy, are my arms tired.I don't know when I first heard the term "Super Tuscan."  I'm guessing that it was 10-12 years ago.  I really did not know what it meant--me being very focussed on my California world.I did, of course, learn that a Super Tuscan was a wine that was made from grapes that were outside the Tuscany tradition--specifi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic I Just Flew in from Super...

  • Sadly I did Not. I had a busy weekend that involved wine, but sadly that was mostly inventorying, packing, and moving wine around the state of NY! Got about a dozen cases moved closer to home, so now I'm pretty well set for the next few months of drinking! Next bottle up looks like it might very well be 1987 Dunn Napa Valley. Funny how Dunn was ... Read More

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  • Graziano Zinfandel Redwood Valley 2005


    This wines launches with a bright, zingy cherry and blackberry medley with sweet pepper intermingled. The palate has a terrific grip, start to finish, with strong blackberry and pepper, along with raspberry, cranberry and assortment of spices. Beautifully balanced, the spice spreads the fruit and retains its zing as the bright red fruits evolv... Read More

    Wine review by Wine Fire

  • Being a fan of Pinot Noir from Burgundy, Cabernet and Merlot from the left and right banks of Bordeaux and Rhone varietals from, you guessed it, the Rhone valley, I've had trouble finding wines that I really like from California. Sure there have been a number of very good, and occasionally great, bottles, but my experience has been about a 20% a... Read More

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  • Graziano Zinfandel 2003


    I enjoyed several and I mean several glasses of this great Cali Zin last night. The first glass I had was from the bar and actually listed as an Italian wine. This was almost right considering the Grazanio family now in Cali was originally from Italy. The glass from the bar was the best of the night considering it had been open for a few days an... Read More

    Wine review by vino83

  • Graziano Zinfandel Mendocino 2004


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  • Graziano Zinfandel 2002


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