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Aglianico is a red wine grape grown in the Campania and Basilicata regions of Italy. The grape is believed to have originated in Greece, introduced to Italy by the Phoenicians around the same time as the Gaglioppo vine. The name is in fact a corruption of ’Ellenico’ one of italian adjectives to indicate ’Greek’. Another ethymology derivates the name Aglianico from a corruption of ’Apulianicum’ the roman adjective which indicates entire southern Italy in latin age.

Wines produced from Aglianico tend to be full bodied with firm tannins and high acidity making this a wine that has aging potential. The rich flavors in Aglianico make it conducive for matching with rich meats such as lamb.
More information on Aglianico
Food Pairing: Pairs well with hearty meats and bold red-sauce pastas, gnocchi and buffalo mozzarella. Delightful with a ricotta cavatelli and garlic sauteed rapini.
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Domenico Wines
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2004 Aglianico
Amador County

Medium-bodied, good tannin structure, cherry fruit character as well as oak. Aromas of cassis, cherry cola, anise and barrel spice. Pair with barbecued steak, grilled leg of lamb o ...morer mushroom risotto. This Cali-Italia wine is one of Italy’s oldest varietals.

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Homewood Winery
CAW Rating: 94
1 reviews

2005 Carneros Chardonnay
Ödmann Vineyard

Apples & butterscotch with notes of vanilla
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Homewood Winery
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2005 Flying Wizzbanger Red
Sonoma County

Big black & red fruits with notes of orange spice

John Christopher Cellars
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2003 Epic
Livermore Valley

A proprietary blend that recently won a GOLD medal at the Riverside International Fair. Peppery with floral overtones, it tastes a lot like a Cab but contains no Cab at all! A comb ...moreination of Zin, Petite Sirah and Syrah create a unique taste with great tannin and fruit.

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Foppiano Vineyards
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2002 Sangiovese
Alexander Valley

The 2002 Foppiano Vineyards Sangiovese Alexander Valley is richly textured with an elegant blend of ripe red strawberries and black Bing cherries that are complemented by smooth, t ...moreoasty American oak. Firm, ripe tannins add depth and finesse, taming this grape’s notorious brisk acidity. The finish is long and lingering.

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Valley of the Moon Winery
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2006 Chardonnay
Sonoma County

Aromas of tropical citrus and vanilla followed by flavors of nectarine and spice. The rich, full-bodied texture is accented by hints of butter and oak, and balanced with bright gre ...moreen apple acidity on the finish.

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Valley of the Moon Winery
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2005 Sangiovese
Sonoma County

Bright fruit aromas of red cherry and cranberry, with subtle notes of lightly toasted oak and sage. These lively fruit flavors linger through the finish and are supported by firm y ...moreet balanced tannins.

A true food pairing wine.

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Valley of the Moon Winery
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2005 Pinot Noir

Deep ruby color, ripe red cherry fruit aromas with a hint of cola spice; soft velvety tannins support complex flavors of cherry, cranberry, white fig and a touch of French oak.

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Valley of the Moon Winery
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2005 Zinfandel
Sonoma County

Aromas of strawberry jam and blackberry bramble with hints of vanilla caramel. Complex plum and berry flavors are enhanced by black pepper and light toasty oak. The finish is lush; ...more full of soft tannins and balanced acidity.

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Valley of the Moon Winery
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2005 Syrah
Sonoma County

Vibrant aromas of crushed blackberries, blueberry and violets with notes of cedar and tobacco. The fresh fruit flavors are lifted with bright acidity and supported by hints of whit ...moree pepper, toasted oak and firm tannin structure.

Valley of the Moon Winery
CAW Rating: 85
2 reviews

2005 Barbera
Sonoma County

Bright, lively red plum and raspberry aromas and flavors are enhanced by oak extracts of vanilla and toast with a dash of black pepper. Firm acidity and forward fruit make this Bar ...morebera a natural food accompaniment.

Valley of the Moon Winery
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2004 Old Vine Zinfandel
Sonoma Valley-Estate Bottled

Aromas of ripe blackberries, molasses and black pepper. Concentrated berry flavors with spice and vanilla notes are balanced with bright acidity and soft tannins leading to a long, ...more smooth and complex finish.

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Bink Wines
CAW Rating: 78
1 reviews

2006 Randle Hill Sauvignon Blanc
Yorkville Highlands

Fresh aromas of honeysuckle, comice pear and mango with flavors of grapefruit

and an underlying minerality.

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Brutocao Cellars
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2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Hopland Ranches

The vibrant red cherry fruit and briary spice found in our Feliz Vineyard cabernet offers a wonderful accent to the blackberry fruit and dark tea tannins from our Contento cabernet ...more.

Silver Medal -
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Findleton Estate & Winery
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2005 Picasso Red Wine
El Dorado County

The PICASSO RED WINE is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The grapes were hand picked and fermented using 100% whole berries to obtain optimal fruit aromas while extracting ...morefewer tannins. The wine was aged in predominately neutral oak, to retain the fruit as the primary attribute. The Syrah was co-fermented with 20% Viognier. The resulting wine displays fruit forward aromas of black cherry, plum, and banana with hints of amaretto and dried fruit. The structure is medium bodied with a red berry finish.

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Failla Wines
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2005 Pinot Noir
Hirsch Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

We picked this fruit on the 5th and 6th of October, first the Pommard clone then the Mt. Eden. As always, we destemmed the fruit into open-topped fermenters where it was handled ge ...morently with daily manual punch-downs. We then aged the wine in all French oak barrels, one-third of which were new. The dramatic nose is marked by aromas of deep black-fruit liqueur, pomegranate and floral notes. Its dense, rich mouthfeel belays supple tannins that encourage drinking now but also offer structure enough to support cellaring for 7-10 years.
VJB Vineyards & Cellars
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2005 Estate Aglianico
Belmonte Estate, Sonoma Valley

Our inaugural release of Aglianico! This grape is believed to have originated in Greece and brought to Italy by the Phoenicians. Today it is grown in the Campania and Basilicata re ...moregions. There are less than 20 acres of Aglianico planted in the United States. Aglianico generally displays a deep garnet color and rich satiny texture with earthy aromas such as coffee and leather. Like Sangiovese and Barbera, Aglianico is an acid driven wine which allows for some aging and pairs well with hearty dishes or rich sauces.
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Tesoro Winery
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2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Temecula Valley

Ruby colored, rich, ripe aromas of cherry preserves, along with a touch of sage and vanilla. Broad and mouth-filling, this wine has a core of ripe stone fruit and a touch of oak wi ...moreth a long supple finish. Hands down favorite in the tasting room, at events and in the restaurants in Temecula!
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Colgin Cellars
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2005 Napa Valley Red Wine

While composing this blend of 55% Cabernet, 25% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc from Madrona Ranch and 9% Petite Verdot from Thorevilos vineyard, we looked to capture a truly Bordeau ...morex style blend with California pedigree. In order to make the best blend year after year, we rely on our French consultant, Alain Raynaud, to give us his thoughtful insight. Slowly and meticulously we construct the blend together, and the 2005 vintage was no exception.

Winemaker notes from Allison Tauziet:

"The 2005 vintage of our left bank style Cariad blend makes a formidable comparison to a true Bordeaux first growth. In a cooler vintage such as 2005, we truly experienced weather more comparable to that in Bordeaux, and I think that is reflected in the freshness and depth of this wine. The gravelly, fresh leather and mineral aromatics mimic those in one of my favorite wines of Pauillac, Chateau Latour. The Cariad boasts more black fruit notes of sweet black cherries, black licorice, floral and honeysuckle, yet it also flirts with an elusive savory character you find in asian plum sauce and soy sauce. This vintage of Cariad really showcases the balance between richness and elegance that you can a

D'Argenzio Winery
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2007 D'Argenzio Tocai Fruilano Redwood Valley
Fox Hill Vineyard

This admired Italian varietal is celebrated for its freshness and floral profile, and this edition is no exception. Pretty aromatics of delicate honeysuckle ride on a wave of pear, ...more melon and Gravenstein apple. The wine shows good body, with well-balanced crispness. Brilliant notes of white peach and mango are accented with a hint of lime zest. The layered finish presents subtle touches of honey and mineral. This wine is a great starter or an ideal complement to salad and seafood. Chill it to 55°, open and feel yourself swept away to Italia! The grapes were grown by long-time winegrower Low Stone of Fox Hill Vineyards in Mendocino County, California, who specializes in unique Italian varietals. The cool breezes of the Pacific Ocean and the hot days in this area create the ideal climate for flavorful development of these grapes. Tocai Friulano is a native grape of the Friuli region of Italy, north of Venic.
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Aglianico News

Re Manfredi Aglianico del Vulture 2015, Basilicata, Italy - VinePair

Montefalcione Winemaker to Visit Total Wine - NorthEndWaterfront.com

Larkmead Vineyards Celebrates 125th Anniversary in Napa Valley - wineindustryadvisor.com

20 Reds Under $20: Where the Values Live, for Now - The New York Times

Pairing Oscar Best Picture Nominations With a Wine Selection - The Examiner News

Aglianico in Its Own Right - The New York Times

Pizza Joints Have Become Hotbeds for Cutting-Edge Wine - Wine Enthusiast Magazine Online

Taste These Lava Impacted Wines - Forbes

The Owners of Grosgrain Vineyards Chart New Territory in Walla Walla - VinePair

Climate Change Is Rapidly Altering Wine As We Know It - Wine Enthusiast Magazine Online

Aglianico Grape Variety: Traditional, Modern And Ancient Forms - Forbes

Aglianico is the crown prince of wine in Italy`s Campania and Basilicata regions - Straight.com

Singing the praises of Aglianico and Falanghina - Lowell Sun

Foothills Wino brings sommelier s eye to Sierra wineries - San Francisco Chronicle

U.S. could soon taste bounty of Benevento wines - Boston Herald

A drink for all seasons: Why the British are more romantic than anyone about wine - Country Life

Italian wine regions on display at the last Winter Fancy Food - PR Web

Global warming challenges grapegrowers to find answers - Napa Valley Register

Four Texas wines you should be drinking now - Houston Chronicle

Your Next Lesson: Aglianico - New York Times

Aglianico in Campania - decanter.com

Pecorino for less than 8 and it s a wine, not a cheese - The Irish Times

Our Critic s Best Wine Moments of 2019 - The New York Times

Bisceglia Aglianico del Vulture `Terra di Vulcano` 2015, Basilicata, Italy - VinePair

Italy`s Indigenous Varieties - Part One - Forbes

Wine with Leslie Williams: The white grapes of Southern Italy - Irish Examiner

Bringing Engineering To Volcanic Wines In Campania, Italy - Forbes

Cantina di Venosa Ancient wines brought up to date in Italy`s Mezzogiorno - Decanter China

Italian Wine Values - Forbes

Discover Taurasi, the Flagship Wine of Southern Italy - Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Taurasi: Italy`s Unsung Great Red Wine - Forbes Now

Aglianico: The Barolo of the South | Allison Levine - Napa Valley Register

To pair wine with pizza, remember the most important rule: Just have fun with it - The Washington Post

Top Picks From the Wine Cellar: Try these 6 Chairman`s Selection varieties - TribLIVE

Aglianico, a Red With a Sense of Place - New York Times

The Unknown Volcanic Wines of Pompeii - Food & Wine

Italian Red Wine Varieties & Types - James Halliday`s Australian Wine Companion

Oakland`s Prima Materia Releasing Several Unusual Wines - wineindustryadvisor.com

The Rise of Italian Grapes in American Vineyards - Wine Enthusiast Magazine Online

Red, White, and Rosé: The Top Texas Wines to Enjoy This Summer - Texas Monthly

When Entertaining Clients, Don`t Wine About Your Budget | Texas Lawyer - Texas Lawyer

Southern comforts: Italy s great reds - The Guardian

Underrated, Underappreciated and Underreported Italian Wines And Producers - Forbes

Campania 2018: Early Appeal And Accessibility (Nov 2019) - Vinous

Aglianico Emerges From the Bottom of Italy s Boot - Wines of The Times - New York Times

Monte Belmonte Wines: Trying to Love Italian Wine - Valley Advocate

Napa wineries confront climate change by planting new experimental vineyards - San Francisco Chronicle

The World`s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2020 - VinePair

Tariffs on French Wine Could Be a Big Opportunity for Italian Winemakers - Fortune

Developments In The Italian Wine Industry - Forbes

Italian region Molise offers money to newcomers - decanter.com

Southern Italy`s Young and Restless Winemakers - Wine Spectator

Exploring Age-Worthy Wines From Unexpected Regions - Forbes

How to pair your favorite Texas wines with barbecue - austin360

A Beginner`s Guide to Italian Wine - Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Aglianico at its best: Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi vertical - decanter.com

Vines & Wines: Winery sells Christmas trees and carries on old-world Italian traditions - The San Diego Union-Tribune

New Respect for an Italian RedNew Respect for an Italian Red - New York Times

Texas Wine of the Month: Perissos Vineyard and Winery Aglianico, 2012 - Texas Monthly (subscription)

Larkmead Vineyards to Plant Viticultural Research Block in Napa Valley - wineindustryadvisor.com

Winery specializing in Texas grapes opens wine bar at Dallas Farmers Market - CultureMap Dallas

The Best Destinations for Italian Wine in San Francisco - Eater SF

The 50 Best Wines of 2019 - VinePair

To fight climate change, one winemaker wants to think about more than the grapes - SF Gate

Best Campania wines from southern Italy: What to look for - decanter.com

Italy s Indigenous Varieties - Part Four - Forbes

Lynfred Winery celebrating 40 years of `Napa` in suburban Roselle - Chicago Daily Herald

Abruzzo and Molise: Another Brick in the Wall (Sep 2019) - Vinous

Mastroberardino 2015 Stilema (Taurasi) Rating and Review - Wine Enthusiast Magazine

The best wines to serve with an Italian Easter menu - Telegraph.co.uk

From aglianico to zibibbo, he poured an alphabetical tour of wine grapes - The Washington Post

From The Vine: Future is bright at Jeremy Wine Co. - Stockton Record

Larkmead considers life after Napa Cabernet with trial vineyard - decanter.com

Vine Social: It`s Almost Time for a New Year So Consider Some Wines That May Be New to You - Coachella Valley Independent

Sommelier says: 6 Southern Italian wines to try at new Dallas pizza spot - The Dallas Morning News

Views from an Italian winery owner: Villa Matilde - PennLive.com

What`s hot in Lodi: unusual grape varieties - The Press

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Five Lesser-Known White Wines You Should Try - VinePair

Wines of the Southwest: Next New Trend - Forbes

Bill Zacharkiw: The ancient power of Italy`s aglianico - Montreal Gazette

How to get a taste of Italian wine in California - The Press

Lynfred Winery celebrating 40 years in Roselle - Chicago Daily Herald

An Italian Name Worth Practicing - New York Times Blogs

How Climate Change Impacts Wine - The New York Times

Italian Wine Book Sets a High Bar - Wine-Searcher

Vulture`s Volcanoes: A Dynamic Duo of Female Winemakers - Wine Spectator

The Diversity of Washington Wine - Wine Enthusiast Magazine

What`s the Big Deal About Campania - Wine-Searcher

Go on a food and wine odyssey at Oakland`s Prima Materia tasting room - Berkeleyside

Oakland`s Prima Materia Winery to Host One-of-a-kind Wine Seminar and Special Wine Release in August - wineindustryadvisor.com

A wine even our wine writer hadn t heard about - Irish Times

Chasing Grapes: The World`s First Premier Cru: Aglianico - 303 Magazine

Top Australian wines made from Italian grape varieties - decanter.com

WINE DISCOVERY: A Food Lover s Guide to the Wines of Italy - TheChronicleHerald.ca

From Greece, Surprisingly Tannic Reds of Energy and Balance - The New York Times

Preparing Napa Valley Wine for Climate Change - Barron`s

New winery highlights vineyards along Highway 94 - 10News

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