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Passaggio Wines 2017 Rosso Italian Blend

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2017 Rosso Italian Blend


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With a case (12 bottle) purchase of Passaggio Wines 2017 Rosso Italian Blend, receive a VIP wine tasting for 4 guests at the Passaggio tasting room located on the Sonoma Square OR opt for a virtual wine tasting with the Winemaker. Invite a few friends and make it a virtual party!
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Tasting Notes:
This bold, fragrant and floral wine showcases dark berry fruit, plum, slight spice, and white pepper followed by a lingering finish.
Tasting notes by Winemaker Cindy Cosco
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  • Grapes

    Italian Varietals:
    40% Teroldego
    40% Sangiovese
    20% Aglianico

  • Region
    This red blend is made up of 40% Teroldego (Hux Vineyards, Lodi), 40% Sangiovese (Albini Vineyards, Sonoma) and 20% Aglianico (Heringer Estates, Clarksburg)
  • Production
    126 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Aging Potential
    Drink now though 2023
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Cindy Cosco
About the Winemaker:
Following a 15-year career in Law Enforcement in Northern Virginia, Cindy Cosco moved to California to pursue her deep-rooted passion for winemaking in 2004. For the following three years, Cindy studied enology at Napa Valley College while she gained industry experience working wine retail, which led her to a full time position as Wine Chemist at Chateau St Jean. She decided it was time to make her own wine in 2007, where she partnered with custom crush facility, Crushpad. It was here she first launched Passaggio Wines with a mere 50 cases of Unoaked Chardonnay. Hired on as Winemaker at Crushpad in 2010, Cindy ran their white wine program through 2012, then parted ways to focus solely on building Passaggio Wines. You can now experience her very boutique collection – she makes only 1,700 cases each year – in beautiful downtown Sonoma.

Hux Vineyards, Lodi

Albini Vineyards, Sonoma

Heringer Estates, Clarksburg

About the Vineyard:
Additional Winemaker Notes:

As Winemaker Cindy Cosco was tasting through barrels one afternoon she noticed that she had made three Italian reds from three regions in Italy. Teroldego from the Northern region, Sangiovese from the mid region, and Aglianico from the Southern region. “I did not do this on purpose” – she chuckled to herself.

This Passaggio Wines 2017 Rosso Italian Blend celebrates Cindy's Italian heritage. 

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Food Pairing Suggestions:
Experiment with pairings including lamb roasted with herbes de Provence; traditional flank steak with herbed butter or chimichurri, cassoulet, or duck confit.
About the Winery
Passaggio Wines Cynthia Cosco founded Passaggio Wines in 2007. Her connection to the grape goes back generations to Old World Italian winemakers. As a child, she watched her grandfather make wine in the basement and wine was a part of every meal growing up in her Italian family. Learn more