Wine of the Week – Pininfarina 2005 Vino Rosso, Napa Valley0
Pininfarina 2005 Vino Rosso, Napa Valley
Wine Enthusiast: 90 Points
The name Pininfarina has become synonymous with the pinnacle of quality, innovation and beauty. Since 1930, the Italian design, engineering and manufacturing firm has seduced the automotive industry with their contributions to Ferrari, Maserati, Lancia and Alfa Romeo among others.
A move to the Napa Valley wine scene seemed only natural when Paolo Pininfarina partnered up with the winemaking Heck Family to create a world-class Super Tuscan-styled blend called Vino Rosso.
The 2005 Pininfarina Napa Valley Vino Rosso is a great expression of the character of the Napa Valley. The aromas start off with a hint of vanilla and nutmeg spice, which quickly gives way to black currant and raspberry aromas which meld with background aromas of ripe blueberries and a hint of violets. In the mouth, the first impression is of concentrated fruit, particularly black currants and blueberries. The tannins are ripe, sweet and chewy, giving the wine a very generous depth and structure, without harshness. This balance of fruit and ripe, fat tannins is one of the hallmarks of the best Napa Valley wines. The finish is smooth and elegant, with enough tannin to suggest a decade of life and beyond.
Varietal: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Cabernet Franc, 6% Sangiovese, 5% Petit Verdot
Bottle Size: 750ml
Country: United States
Region: Napa Valley
In Store for Pickup/Delivery: Tuesday, November 10th
You Pay: $26.98
Savings: $43.00 (61%)
You can buy yours here.