VOLUME 9, ISSUE 40
April 17, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Winemaker & Winegrower Ted Lemon Celebrates 20 Years of Littorai, 30 Years of Winemaking Clos de la Tech Ceja Vineyards: Inspiring Preserverance Leads to Success Newest Bacigalupi Wines Truly Honor a Legacy Adventures on the Pinot Trail: In Pursuit of Balance 2014 Rivers Marie: Back on Track in 2012 E16 Pinot Noir: A Pleasant Surprise Recent Sips of Chardonnay Recent Sips of Other Interesting Whites Recent Sips of Pinot Noir Pinot Briefs Alquimie: “The Drinks Are On Us” Harvest Down Under
Bacio Divino Cellars
This winery began with their signature wine made from Napa Valley grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Petite Sirah. They later added Pazzo (Sangiovese-centric), Vagabond (Syrah-centric), Janzen (single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon) and Lucie (Russian River Valley Pinot Noir from the Bacigalupi Vineyard).
Claus Janzen spent 12 years at Caymus where he developed their successful marketing program. A chance acquisition of some practically-discarded Sangiovese grapes in 1993 led to the first vintage of Bacio Divino. His spouse, Diane, is the estate's manager of sales and consumer relations.
The consulting winemaker and viticulturist is Kirk Venge, and the vineyard manager is David Bartolucci.
The wines are sold through a mailing list and online through the winery's website store.
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