Varietal/Style: Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Rousanne
Richard Bruno & Chris Condos
Retail Price: $15
Notes: We love this wine for its gusto. A
gutsy blend from a relative newcomer on the California wine scene, it
offers a distinctive melon - almost watermelon - nose and zesty, citrus
flavors. When the winemaking team figures out how to carry the excitement
through to the finish, this will be an excellent buy. (Date tasted 08/26/00)
This fairly young collaboration between two U.C. Davis graduates has
a focus on experimentation with new styles and winemaking techniques.
Drawing on fruit from around the state, owners/winemakers Chris Condos
and Richard Bruno currently work with nine grape varietals to create
their unique style.
Napa Wine Company
City: Oakville, CA
Web site: www.vinumcellars.com