D’Argenzio Winery

Owner(s) Raymond D'Argenzio, Richard D'Argenzio
Web site www.dargenziowine.com
 
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The owners can trace their roots to St. Angelo Cancelli, a mountain town outside of Napoli, Italy, where family legend has it that our ancestors were honored artisans who created ornate works of silver for the noble families of Italy's Campania region. The silver in the wine label pays tribute to this heritage. This winery was started in 1997 by twin brothers, Ricci and Ray D’Argenzio. Building on their family heritage of winemaking, they have crafted small lots of Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley since their first release in 2000. Although the label is relatively unknown, the wines are quite good and worth pursuing. Annual production is 2,500 cases including several other varieties.

The winery's wines can be tasted at Santa Rosa Vintners Square (1301-1305 Cleveland Ave in Santa Rosa), an urban winery village offering the wines of multiple Sonoma County wineries.

Reviewed Wines

2004 D’Argenzio Bacigalupi Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

405 cases, $36. · Both wines are well-crafted in a medium-bodied style with appealing varietal flavors and a nice suppleness in the mouth. Reviewed July 30, 2007 ARTICLE »

2004 D’Argenzio Bacigalupi Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

460 cases, $36. This winery was started in 1997 by twin brothers, Ricci and Ray D’Argenzio. Building on their family heritage of winemaking, they have crafted small lots of Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley since their first release in 2000. · This Pinot has a bright nose of red fruits. Richly oaked red fruits carry through to a lingering finish with moderate fine tannins. A full-flavored style with generous oak features. Reviewed January 22, 2007 ARTICLE »

2004 D’Argenzio Klopp Thorn Ridge Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

286 cases, $48. · Hi-tone Bing cherries star in the nose with a hint of violets. The flavors are a cherries jubilee with enticing cola and spice notes. There are some darker stone fruits peeking out here as well. The finish is dry and satisfying. I picked this out as a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir before the unveiling. A Gold Medal winner at the 2006 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. Reviewed January 22, 2007 ARTICLE »

2004 D’Argenzio Thorn Ridge Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

283 cases, $48. See notes for Bacigalupi bottling tasted same day. · Reviewed July 30, 2007 ARTICLE »