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This is the kind of wine you could fall in love with at first sight. Just, you know, don't do anything stupid.

An open letter to the Italian guy who got upset with me as I tasted the Pavi Napa Valley Dolcetto:

Dear Sir:

First of all, please know it was not my intention to ruin your outing with your lovely and slightly underdressed daughter. Obviously, because of the warm weather, she was perfectly entitled to be comfortable, and it didn't trouble me at all. Equally I understand why you, her protective father, might have been a bit protective of her. So let me just say it now: my loud statement which, to my recollection, was "BOY DO I LOVE TO SEE A FULL-BODIED ITALIAN!" was in fact aimed at the four pack of Pavi Napa Valley Dolcetto.

As a wine lover yourself, it's clear you know the Pavi Napa Valley Dolcetto carries notes of blackberry and spice, explaining why I would be so quick to shout to my friend "HEY, BILLY! COME CHECK OUT THIS SPICY NUMBER OVER HERE!" My friend Billy loves meats, pasta and pizza, you see, and the Pavi Napa Valley Dolcetto complements all three.

Naturally, I don't blame you one bit for punching me in the eye when I, possibly too loudly, said "WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO GET YOUR HANDS ON THAT PAIR OF STEMS?" but, and let me be clear about this, I simply was referring to the stems on the two glasses of wine I was hoping to share with Billy once we opened a delicious bottle of Pavi Napa Valley Dolcetto, one of Italy's most popular wines.

Please be aware that, as far as I'm concerned, this misunderstanding is just water under the bridge. And if you could have your friends in the nondescript sedan outside maybe stop opening their switchblades and smiling every time I go to work, I'd consider it a personal favor.

Yours in abject fear,

A Wine Lover

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Features

2005 Pavi Napa Valley Dolcetto 750ml 4-Pack

Enjoy one of Northern Italy’s most popular wines. This is a lush, medium/full-bodied wine, rich with bright raspberry and cherry aromas. The intense flavors of blackberry and spice come together in a balanced wine that is a perfect complement to meats, pasta and pizza. It is a great everyday wine.

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Owner/Winemaker Rob Lawson introduces one of his favorite wines to make - the Dolcetto - and tells us why this unique wine will be the perfect complement to holiday meals and celebrations.

Specs

  • Grower: Yount Mill Vineyards
  • Vineyard: Del Bondio-Bella Oaks, Yountmill-Block House
  • Certified Organically Grown
  • Appellation: Rutherford, Napa Valley
  • Alcohol: 14.2% by volume
  • Harvest Date: October 20, 2005
  • Brix: 25.0
  • pH: 3.60
  • Total Acidity: .500
  • Release date: October 1, 2007
  • Production: 1200 cases

100% Dolcetto, whole berry processed. Barrel-aged for one year in French Oak, 10% in new French Oak (Tonnellerie Cadus and Damy). 

As the winemaker for Pavi Wines, Rob Lawson seeks to “capture the true flavors and regional character of the varietal by pairing New World technology with traditional techniques” to create wines that are both fruity and robust in flavor and texture.

Winery Details

Pavi Wines

Founded:
1998
Owners:
Rob & Pavi Lawson
Location:
St. Helena, CA Napa County
As a third generation Napa native, it is no surprise that Rob Lawson has cultivated a passion for wine and winemaking. Rob’s father and grandfather precede him in their involvement in the wine industry. Rob’s grandfather was Vice President of Nestle Corporation when they purchased the famed Beringer Winery in the late 1960’s and became Beringer’s first president, blazing the path for future generations. Rob’s father is a grape grower and has held positions as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for many top wineries in Napa Valley, including; Robert Mondavi, Louis Roederer and Trefethen.
 
Rob graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in Plant Science, and an emphasis in Viticulture and Enology.  He began his wine career at Sebastiani Vineyards as a Lab Technician.  In 1993 he assumed the assistant winemaker/enologist position at Napa Wine Company.  Soon afterward, he accepted the position of General Manager/ Winemaker at J.Fritz Winery in Sonoma.  In May of 1998 he returned to Napa Wine Company as General Manager.  As one of the largest and most highly respected custom crush facilities in Napa Valley, Rob soon took on the position of CEO of Napa Wine Company where he oversaw the production of more than 60 wine labels.  His responsibilities included the day-to-day operations of one of the largest wineries in Napa Valley, contract negotiations with clients, harvest scheduling and turning the business into a profitable custom crush facility.  Just a few of the highly sought after wines from California, produced while Rob was CEO, are Pahlmeyer, Bryant Family, Colgin, Blankiet, and Staglin.  Over the course of Rob’s 15 years in the industry, he has had the privilege of working with some of the most prominent winemakers of the world, such as Helen Turley, Paul Hobbs and Heidi Peterson Barrett.  Managing the top custom crush facility in California, Napa Wine Company has given Rob the experiences necessary to understand all aspects of wine consulting: from grape growing to contract negotiations, from wine production and packaging to sales & marketing.
 
Rob and his wife, Pavi, founded PAVI WINES in 1998.  The Combination of Rob’s knowledge of the wine industry and Pavi’s passion for her Italian heritage was the inspiration behind the creation of PAVI WINES. As the winemaker for PAVI WINES, Rob seeks to “capture the true varietal and regional character of the varietal by pairing New World technology with traditional techniques” to create wines that are both fruity and robust in flavor and texture. Production is currently at 8000 cases of both Dolcetto and Pinot Grigio, all organically grown.
 
In January of 2004, Rob chose to venture off into the world of consulting.  Since, he has built a successful reputation founded on superb grape growing practices, his unique philosophy and his passion and expertise in all parts of the industry. Rob’s clients include Napa Wine Company, Aetna Preserve, Fisticuffs, Johndrow Vineyards, Mirror, and Vines of Mendoza.
 
Rob resides in St. Helena with his wife, Pavi and their two daughters, Alessia and Eliana.  When he isn’t making wine, Rob enjoys cooking, traveling and playing tennis, basketball, and skiing.

 

 

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