2012 Vermentino, Paso Robles 750ml
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Giornata took the 2012 Vermentino in a more serious direction to provide more contrast to the il Campo white. A portion of the grapes spent some time on the skins and the resulting wine was aged in clay amphora. This not only added to the texture of the wine, but also increases the complexity. The nose has a distinct honey quality with some meyer lemon with notes of Jasmine. The palate has nice density and honey-lemon flavors with some spiced clove and mustard seed.
2011 il Campo Red Blend, Central Coast 750ml 2-Pack
Giornata's most impressive il Campo yet! Still bursting with bright acidity and ripe fruit, the wine shows great complexity in its spiced aromatic character. Vivid red fruit aromatics complement sandalwood, bay leaf and delicate hints of leather and tobacco. Flavors of bright cherry and blackberry flow with moderate intensity on the palate followed with exotic spice and ample tannin on the finish.
2011 Barbera, Paso Robles 750ml
Sacrificing the majority of the Barbera production to build an ideal il Campo blend left Giornata with a rather small production in 2011. Aged in half French oak and half stainless steel, the bit of Barbera reserved for this bottling is fresh, zingy, imminently gulpable. Traditionally-styled to highlight the brighter, lighter nature of Barbera, it’s a great match for seafood and delicate, elegant fare. Nuanced wild cherry and pomegranate flavors radiate across the palate with a delicate minerality emerging on the finish.