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Uvaggio

Vermentino, 2015

After 20 years working for Napa icon Robert Mondavi, in 1998 Jim Moore set out to prove that California could grow Italian grape varieties as good as or better than those in Italy. Vermentino became his calling card given his consistently high scores from Wine Enthusiast and Decanter magazines. For this wine he found two vineyards in Lodi with soil and climate conditions nearly identical to those of Sardinia, home of the world’s best Vermentinos.

Profile

Uvaggio Vermentino is classic in style, a paradigm even for Italian Vermentinos. It has the zestiness, bright citrus flavors and an underlying mineral note that are signature qualities of the grape.

Low
High
TANNIN
SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Pale straw
APPEARANCE
Pale straw
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Crushed stones sillo
Crushed stones
Apple sillo
Apple
Limes sillo
Lime
Orange zest sillo
Orange zest

Pairing

These vibrant wines often taste of passion fruit or citrus, sometimes accented with an herbaceous note. A fruity-zesty balance, a signature of Sauvignon Blanc, is what makes these wines delicious with goat cheese (a staple pairing in France’s Loire Valley); the wine makes the cheese taste creamier.

TASTING TIP

Vermentino’s trademark is minerality, or the flavor of crushed stone. Minerality perks up your taste buds, just as the sodium in mineral water does.

A zesty, tropical white brings beautiful balance to smoky, spicy Mexican dishes. Your tastebuds will say gracias!

Mexican-style dishes, especially spicy ones, are always balanced beautifully by a zesty, tropical white. Olé!

Serve a zesty, tropical white to balance the dish's spicy heat and cut the creamy richness of the farro. Then dance a jig.

Sweet and spicy Asian-style dish? Balance it with a tropical, acidic white, which will refresh your palate for each bite.

A zesty, tropical white is always right with Mexican spice and seafood. Don't overthink a delicious, classic combo.

This delicious dish is fragrant, sweet and earthy, so a tropical, zesty white adds a punch that must be tasted to be believed.

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More About The Wine

Lodi is a warm, dry region where just about every grape variety, red or white, grows well. Winemaking immigrants from Europe figured this out around 1850. Italian settlers were especially successful with their native varieties, Vermentino being one of them. The grape doesn’t require cool nights to retain its bright character.

DID YOU KNOW?

Vermentino has a red-skinned cousin called Vermentino Nero, used to make red wines. But it’s not nearly as popular or widely planted as the white-wine grape.

  • VARIETY
    Vermentino
  • VINTAGE
    2015
  • VINEYARD
    Various
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Lodi, California, USA
  • OAK
    Stainless steel, 10% neutral oak
  • SOIL
    Various
  • ALCOHOL
    13.0%
  • FARMING
    Conventional
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