DaVero Falco Consumnes River Vermentino 2010 Wine Review (NW)
Tasting notes (2009 label shown above, 2010 wine reviewed):
Fragrant spicy pear on the nose
Medium bodied on the palate
Rich finish of citrus and apples with a nice beam of acidity
Here's an extremely small production Vermentino from California. While DaVero doesn't make much of this wine, it's a beauty that demonstrates the potential for this Italian varietal in California. There's a lot of expressive fruit flavor with nice acidity and an overall pleasing profile.
I purchased this at the winery for $22 and opened it with family the following evening. Raise a glass!