Primitivo is an earlier ripening clone of Zinfandel. This wine is a lovely ruby color with violet tones. Aromas of brambly blackberry, bing cherry & vanilla are followed by flavors of bright red fruits along with plum & cocoa.
This beautiful garnet hued blend has aromas of summer berries, pomegranate, and cranberry gathered on the nose, with a hint of violets, rose petals, and leather. Medium-bodied on the palate, the 2012 Cuvée Ivy offers bright spiced plum upfront, tamarind and graphite and is wrapped in smooth tannins.
A classic Syrah with flavors of plums, dark cherries & pepper. 96 cases produced. 93 points, Wine & Spirits Magazine 93 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Dark purple in color, this wine has aromas of red berries, lilac and a subtle earthiness. The red berries, dark stone fruits and earthiness follow through on the palate creating a lush, yet structured wine which will age well over the next 8 years. 41 cases produced.
Another first from Damiano Vineyard, the 2012 Petite Sirah is opaque with glass coating ruby/purple hues. This wine is full bodied with dark brooding fruit combined with toasted fruit cake and plum skin. The tannins are big, yet smooth and will allow for hearty food pairings of rich roasted meats and braises. We always say that "we make wines that we like to drink, with food that we like to cook," and this wine epitomizes that goal.
The 2012 Viognier has aromas of honey and light stone fruits, such as apricot and peach. The flavors of apricot continue on the palate balanced with a clean minerality. This wine is full-bodied with a balanced acidity.
The 2013 Grenache Blanc is a pale straw color with lemon, green apple and a bit of confection in the aroma. The citrus and earthiness follow in the palate and it has a bright, clean finish. 150 cases produced.