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Wine Review - Uvaggio Vermentino 2016

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By Carol A Wilcox   Photo by Paul Wilcox

Uvaggio winemaker and owner, Jim Moore started his winery in the late 1990’s after nearly 20 years of learning, making and developing wines for Robert Mondavi. He named his winery Uvaggio which is a loose Italian interpretation of “Jim’s Wine.” Moore produces his wine primarily in Lodi, California where he uses grapes that are native to Italy and southern France.

Moore’s wine style leans towards Mediterranean and his 2016 Vermentino is an excellent example of his style and craft. Pouring the wine, it has a light straw-yellow color in the glass with aromas of lemon, chamomile and grass. Tasting the wine, there are notes of citrus, green apple and honey. The acidity is well balanced and not overpowering with a buttery, mineral finish at the end. The folks at Uvaggio believe wine should be fun to drink. This Vermentino is easy to drink and is the type of wine that can be enjoyed anytime with friends over conversation and food. Wine Enthusiast gives it 90 points.

Food Pairings

Although this wine is enjoyable alone, it can easily be paired with foods including grilled salmon, chicken, light pasta dishes, or your favorite Mediterranean dish.



Alc. 12%

724 cases produced

Drink now or hold up to one year.

Vermentino 2016 $18 on Uvaggio’s website

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