Four New Domenico Winery Releases
A lot has been happening lately here at Domenico Winery and Osteria. We’ve recently reopened for outdoor wine tastings and harvest has arrived! With harvest, comes fruit from vineyards across California arriving weekly which our Bacchus Winemaking Club members pre-selected to produce their own wines. On top of all of these exciting happenings, we’re excited to introduce you to our four delicious newly released wines! Let us take you through the ins and outs of these stellar wines and how you can get your hands on them.
First up is our 2018 Barrel-Aged Sauvignon Blanc! This Lodi-sourced fruit is barrel fermented and aged Sur Lie. This means the wine is kept in contact with the dead yeast cells, or lees, during aging, then racked and filtered prior to bottling. Usually done with red wines, this process gives our Sauv Blanc complex and indulging aromas of pear, raisin, honey, and buttered toast. It’s a full-bodied wine with a creamy mouthfeel and hints of hazelnut and marmalade on the finish. Pair this decadent yet refreshing wine with any fresh white fish dish, scallops, dry and soft goat cheeses, or sauces with strong citrus notes.
Hailing from the Santa Cruz Mountains is the 2017 Reserve Pinot Noir. We are very excited about this wine and think it’s one of the best we’ve produced recently. Many wine club members have said it’s their favorite wine to enjoy on the Osteria patio with dinner. The grapes are organically grown and 2017 has proven to be an amazing vintage for lighter reds. On the nose, you’ll enjoy delectable aromas of red cherries and cranberries, followed by a sprinkle of nutmeg and mild earthiness that continues on the palate. Aged in 50% New French Oak, this Pinot Noir is medium-bodied with a soft, round finish. Sip and savor this wine with your favorite salmon or pasta dish.
This next wine is for those who favor the bold – the 2018 Old Vine Zinfandel. A dark and sultry wine made from Lodi fruit, this Zinfandel packs a punch! Zinfandel berries are thin-skinned and quite small so you can expect a lower skin to juice ratio and higher tannins than other reds. You’ll notice dark aromas of plum and cherry, with a sprinkle of toffee and cigar box, followed by spicy black pepper in this wine. Rich in texture, it has a long and elegant finish on the palate and will pair exquisitely with rib-eye steak, grilled lamb chops, or dark chocolate fudge cake.
Last, but certainly not least, coming from Dominick’s Vineyard in Amador County, is the 2016 Primitivo. Sometimes called the “Mother of Zinfandel,” Primitivo is an Italian varietal that is robust and flavorful. This Primitivo is blended with a bit of Barbera and Syrah. It opens with aromas and flavors of red cherries, dried cranberries, vanilla, tobacco, and a hint of nuttiness on the finish. Pair with Mediterranean dishes, lasagna, grilled red meats such as lamb chops, strong cheeses, or even pour over peaches for a special treat.
We’re proud to introduce these four new wines to you! Come in and taste them for yourself as we’re back open for wine tastings. If you’re interested in getting first dibs on new releases like these, consider joining our wine club. Let us know what you think of the newest additions to the Domenico portfolio by sharing photos of your wine pairings and tagging us on social media.