Back in the 1970s, Giulio and Maria Giuliani arrived in San Francisco from their native Italy with a dream: to someday own their own piece of the California wine country. But first, Giulio worked for the San Francisco Sanitation Department for 35 years, saving his earnings until he was able to purchase one acre at the corner of the Silverado Trail and Yountville Crossroad. He and Maria built their dream house and planted a small vineyard that produces an equally small crop of uniquely flavored grapes. It’s true what they say about terroir. Great vineyards do, indeed, produce the greatest wines. This one was fermented with native yeast and bottled unfiltered and unfined.
Black cherry, blueberry, mocha aromas with a suggestion of black tea and vanilla, especially after a few minutes in the glass. Blue & black fruits continue on the palate, with an earthy finish of bay laurel and leather, all the while being framed by a fun spicy character. Drink over 10-12 years.