The warm temperatures in the Spring and Summer are perfect for enjoying the new white wines at TraVigne in Napa Valley, CA. Available by the glass, we are thrilled to add these wonderful whites to our restaurant’s award-winning wine menu:
Skipstone Viognier 2011. - Tucked away in the hills between Healdsburg and Alexander Valley, Skipstone is a small, boutique and organically- farmed vineyard that produces exceptional wine at the hand of renowned winemaker, Philippe Melka. The Skipstone Viognier has beautiful notes of peach, honeysuckle, orange blossom and floral elements making it a very food-friendly wine. A crisp wine, this viognier doesn’t go through malolatic fermentation and very little oak is used to maintain freshness and acidity.
Skipstone only produces 120 cases of this white wine a year and TraVigne is honored to be the only restaurant to offer this wine while it is available.
Ferdinand Albarino 2011 – With only 140 cases produced, this white is another another small production wine. The Ferdinand Albarino is owned and made by Evan Fraiser, assistant winemaker at Kongsgaard Winery. The fruit comes from Bokisch Vineyard in Lodi, one of the best vineyards for Spanish varieties. This wine does not go through malolatic fermentation and all neutral French oak is used to round out the edges of this crisp wine.
Lucy Rose 2012 – Made from pinot noir fruit from the Pisoni Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands, this beautiful rose is perfect for alfresco dining in the warmer weather. Not only is this a delicious rose, but the wine is even more appealing as $1 per bottle is donated to breast cancer research. While new to TraVigne for the Spring and Summer season, we’ve been thrilled to be pouring this wine for past three years.
Valle d’Acate ‘Zagra’ Grillo 2011- Hailing from the island of Sicily, this beautiful fresh Italian wine is wonderful with seafood dishes. Grillo is a local indigenous grape and has some Sauvignon Blanc qualities with slightly more exotic fruit and aromatics. The wine has distinct fresh, bright citrus and grapefruit flavors.
TraVigne offers over 200 wines and has been the recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence in both 2011 and 2012. Please visit our website to see our complete list of wines or, for more information on our wine program, please contact our Wine Director, Jay Smith at 707-963-8888 x23 or firstname.lastname@example.org