|Owner(s)||Marco Rizzo, Craig Shannon|
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A producer of premium wines based in Edna Valley that launched their first wines in 1998. The winery is a partnership between Marco Rizzo, owner of Cafe Roma Restaurant in San Luis Obispo, and Craig Shannon, a third generation vineyard manager and winemaker. Per Bacco Cellars produces Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir and limited amounts of several other varietals.
Per Bacco does not own any vineyards, sourcing Pinot Noir from Laetitia Vineyard which is sold primarily to Wine Club members and visitors to the tasting room. A tasting room is located on the historic Filipponi Ranch, just off the 101 Highway and Los Osos Valley Road near San Luis Obispo and is open daily from 11:00 to 5:00.
2006 Per Bacco Cellars Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir
13.5% alc., $28. Sourced from Laetitia Vineyard. Aged 12 months in 50% new French oak. Available on the website. · The nose draws you in with scents of bright black cherries and brioche. A mid-weight wine with cherry cola flavors and a deft touch of toasty oak. The dry tannins are caressing and the acidity is in step with the fruit. Reviewed April 18, 2009 ARTICLE »