From the hillside of Chianti I write to say how much you would love Italy. As you know, our chocolate cabernet is a best seller and I wouldn’t trade our Sonoma wine for anything, but as they say “When in Rome…” I’ve dedicated myself to an exploration of the local Bottegia. It seems that in this moment, it is the Southern Italian wines (from Sicily and Sardinia) that are capturing the hearts and minds of the Italian table. I have imbibed Nero D ‘Avola that is so georgeous it brought tears from the sheer beauty of it. To open a Cannonau from Sardinia is like to drink an ephiphany. I could describe elements like birch, granite, linen and blood – things I never would have subscribed to a grape . Even the locavores in Pistoia rave about what is happening on the little island south of the Tuscan coast. Blossom, can you imagine how the sun can do so many beautiflul things to our beloved planet?
Wish you were here.