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Uvaggio

Vermentino, 2016

After 20 years working for Napa icon Robert Mondavi, Jim Moore launched the Uvaggio label in 1998 to demonstrate California’s prowess with Italian grapes. Vermentino became his calling card, given his long run of high scores from Wine Enthusiast and Decanter. The pinnacle was 93-point Enthusiast scores in 2009 and 2010—and Jim used those same vineyard sites for this 2016 Vermentino. There’s one difference, though: He thinks this wine’s better than those 93-pointers.

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Uvaggio Vermentino is unmistakably Californian. It’s as if the classic, light Italian Vermemtino’s flavor and aroma knobs were dialed as high as they could go.

Low
High
TANNIN
SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Pale Yellow
APPEARANCE
Pale Yellow
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Mango sillo
Mango
Apple sillo
Apple
Quince sillo
Quince
Lemon zest sillo
Lemon zest

Pairing

These vibrant wines often taste like 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 of France’s Loire Valley). The wine makes the cheese taste creamier.

TASTING TIP

Note the ever-so-slight drying feeling in your mouth. The grape juice fermented with the skins for a few days, imparting light tannins.

A crisp, minerally wine is a perfect complement to the herbal flavor of fennel, and also dials back the garlicky flavor.

This is a bright, fresh dish, so uncork a crisp white to enliven those flavors and stand up to the dish's salinity.

Uncork a crisp white to cut the dish's richness, and help the flavors of the veggies pop. Classic Italian pairing.

A crisp white is perfect for cutting the dish's richness and bringing harmony to the dish's sweet-spicy flavor combo.

Use a crisp, minerally white to tone down the dish's spicy kick and elevate the sweetness of the summer vegetables.

Summertime Mediterranean-style dish? Do as the Italians would and uncork a crisp white to draw out the summer flavors.

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More About The Wine

East of San Francisco, Lodi is a warm, dry region that’s suitable to just about every grape variety, red or white. Winemaking immigrants from Europe figured this out around 1850. Italian settlers found especially strong success with their native varieties, among them Vermentino; the grape doesn’t require cool nights to retain its bright character.

DID YOU KNOW?

The Vermentino grape has many of the same flavor and aromatic compounds as Sauvignon Blanc, even though the varieties have different birthplaces.

  • VARIETY
    Vermentino
  • VINTAGE
    2016
  • VINEYARD
    Various
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Lodi, California
  • OAK
    No oak (stainless steel)
  • SOIL
    Various
  • ALCOHOL
    12.0%
  • FARMING
    Conventional
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