Zonin, the largest privately owned vine-growing and winemaking company in Italy, is no stranger to the U.S. market, thanks to successful brands including Zonin Prosecco, Castello del Poggio (Piedmont), Castello di Albola (Tuscany), Masseria Altemura (Apulia) and Dos Almas (Chile). Zonin also owns Barboursville Vineyards in Virginia."We have long wanted to further expand our U.S. footprint with California" notes Shawn Balzano, National Sales Director, 1821 Fine Wine & Spirits. "Our goal was to offer California wines that reflect their respective regions and traditions and give a nod to our European ownership. A true artist, Tom Hinde has delivered in spades! The competitive pricing also enables consumers to enjoy these superb wines on a more regular basis, rather than stashing them away for special occasions."
100 Nails Ranch Pinot Noir 2019, Central Coast, balances "broad and rich" eastern-side Santa Maria fruit and "lean and bright" Monterey fruit, says Hinde, and it undergoes the same subtle aging regimen as the Chardonnay. This wine has layered notes of violet, cherry, and raspberry, with a delicate hint of spice and lush tannins.