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WineMaker Spotlight, Winemakers, Cynthia Cosco, Passaggio Wines, Sonoma & Napa Valley, California

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Cynthia Cosco, Winemaker at Passaggio Wines, Sonoma and Napa Valley, California. Cynthia went from cop to artisan wine crafter, not a typical journey by any stretch. I adore her wines as they are delicious and straight to the point. They somehow taste more “honest” than many California wines in the same price range. The “bottle shock” question […]

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USA, Chardonnay (Unoaked), Passaggio, New Generation, Sonoma Valley, California, 2011

Unoaked Chard. Just the style I’d like to see even more California wineries try. N/ Bright, crisp, and clean. Light yellow tropicals and limes. Spring water and hints of honeydew and river rock. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Lively, acid-popping spring water with essence of lime and white peaches. Clean, angular, and ample minerality. An acid-kissed close, […]

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USA, Rose (of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon), Passaggio, Rose Colored Glasses, Sonoma Valley, California, 2011

Production methods of note: Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon were separately fermented in stainless steel tanks and then blended to produce the final wine. N/ Strawberries, red apple skins, and cranberry. Lime zest and freshly pulverized, acid popping, rock dust. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Strawberries and cream. An unexpected glycerol weight for this type of wine, delightfully […]

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