Domenico Amador County Cal-Italia

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Young man, I’ve afraid we don’t allow weapons in this wine shop. You’ll have to leave your sword outside.

Now then, how can I help you? I see, so you’ve all been traveling together for quite some time and want to stock up on some truly magical items. Well, you’ve certainly come to the right place! Let’s see if I can find something special for you. Oh, and Miss? Please do be careful with your cape. I’d hate for you to accidentally knock something to the floor.

So, are you looking for anything specific? Merlot, maybe, or a Cabernet? Hmm. “Potion of Healing,” you say? Is that a fairly new wine? Uh huh. No, we’ve never ordered anything from a place called “Mystic’s” or “Wizard’s.” I do, however, have a great deal on a three-pack of Domenico Amador County Cal-Italia wines today, if you’re interested. The finest California grapes blended with Italian tradition in mind make for quite a restorative experience after a long day of… doing whatever it is you folks do in that plastic stuff you’re wearing.

This 2006 Domenico Amador County Aglianico, for example, with its firm tannins, high acidity and a long-drying finish may be of interest to you. The aromas and flavors of black currant would go wonderfully with any rich meaty meal you might be having, whether it's lamb or heavily marbled rib eye.

Uh, well, you know, I’m not sure that anyone has ever mentioned… How did you say that? Wyvern? Yeah, I think they left that delicacy out of the tasting notes. But if you’re barbequing the Wee… Uh, the thing you previously mentioned, the 2007 Domenico Amador County Barbera will pair splendidly. Its medium-body, aromas of cherry cola, flavors of toasty oak, supple tannins and high acidity should complement it well. No, sir, it will not give you cat-like stealth. In fact, too much may make you clumsier. And please do be mindful of have you wave that staff of yours around.

And last, but not least, the 2007 Domenico Amador County Primitivo. Rich, concentrated, and full bodied, its various flavors of ripe black fruit, blackberries, cocoa, plum, spice, black licorice, tobacco and red cherries provide a true adventure for your palate.

Ah, there we go! You folks are plenty interested in adventure, are you? That’s great! Let’s just get you all rung up at the counter, shall we? Hmm. You don’t have anything smaller do you? I’m afraid we don’t take gold pieces here.

2006 Domenico Amador County Aglianico
 
  • APPELLATION: Amador County
  • VINEYARD DESIGNATION: Sutter Creek Vineyard
  • COMPOSITION: 100% Aglianico
  • WINEMAKING:Whole berry fermented in small open fermenters. 10-12 days maceration with 2-3 hand punchdowns per day. Aged in French and American oak for 11 months.
  • ALCOHOL CONTENT: 15.4%
  • pH: 3.47
  • TA: 7.73
  • RS: .3%
  • CASES PRODUCED: 234
A robust wine with firm tannins, high acidity and a long-drying finish, Domenico's medium to full-bodied Aglianico exhibits aromas and flavors of cherry cola and black currant, with barrel spice lingering in the background, making this wine a perfect match for rich meats such as lamb. The tannins work nicely with a heavily marbled rib eye or oil marinated roasted vegetables.
 
2007 Domenico Amador County Barbera
 
  • APPELLATION: Amador County, California
  • VINEYARD DESIGNATION: Sutter Creek Vineyard
  • COMPOSITION: 96% Barbera - 4% Mourvedre
  • WINEMAKING: Whole berry fermented in small open fermenters. 10-12 days maceration with 2-3 hand punchdowns per day. Aged in French and American oak for 11 months.
  • ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.67%
  • CASES PRODUCED: 519
  • RELEASE DATE: September 6, 2011
 
Medium-bodied, aromas of cherry cola, flavors of toasty oak, supple tannins and high acidity, grace Domenico's Barbara, making it an ideal food wine that will stand up against anything you throw on the barbeque. No other wine has the versatility that can cut through tomato sauce or compliment a steak as nicely as their Barbera.
 
2007 Domenico Amador County  Primitivo
 
  • APPELLATION: Amador County, California
  • VINEYARD: Designation: Vintage Estates Vineyard - Winemaker’s Vineyard
  • COMPOSITION: 85% Primitivo - 15% Syrah
  • WINEMAKING: Whole berry fermented in small open fermenters. 10-12 days maceration with 2-3 hand punchdowns per day. Aged in French and American oak for 11 months.
  • ALCOHOL: 15.4%
  • pH: 3.62
  • TA: 6.92
  • RS: 0.06%
  • CASE PRODUCED: 565
  • RELEASE DATE: September 3, 2011
 
Medium to full-bodied, deeply colored, rich and concentrated, sometimes called the Mother of Zinfandel, Domenico's Primitivo is grown by Dominick at his Amador County vineyard. Presenting aromas and flavors of ripe black fruit, blackberries, cocoa, plum, spice, black licorice, tobacco and red cherries. A sweet entry, well balanced with firm acids and tannins, pairing perfectly with rich and spicy dishes, lasagna, grilled lamb or beef and strong cheeses.
 
Primitivo's home province is Apuglia (sometimes called Puglia), located in the "heel" of Italy's boot. Wines made from Primitivo have notes of plum and spice, like Zinfandel, but because of different growing soils and climate, the fruit character is less jammy, the structure more akin to old world wines, with rustic notes of earth and spice, as well as tamed fruit flavors. Often referred to as the “Mother of Zinfandel.”
 

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