Sunday, December 6, 2015

2014 Passaggio Passion Blend White Table Wine California

"Passaggio artisan wines are hand crafted to bring you a new generation of fruit forward, terroir driven,
food friendly wines" says Cynthia Cosco owner and winemaker of Passaggio Wines. Her passion to follow in her family's footsteps leaving behind a career on the east coast in law enforcement leads to her success today. 

She started part time back in 2004 learning the process from the ground up. Many will say the best place to start your learning process is at harvest and in the the cellar. Both tasks build character and for those who think wine making is all glamour and glory guess again. Exactly what Cindy did and gradually moved to the lab and then to her own label. Each stop on her journey from the early early wine tastings to her work with Crushpad (where I had the opportunity to meet her), has lead to her success in building the Passaggio brand. She can be found promoting her wines on social media or in her new tasting room (just celebrated her 1 year anniversary in the location) chatting with friends and drinkers of her wines. Cindy's acceptance speech when honored as a Rising Star in Women For WineSense shows how humble and grateful she is for those who recognize her talents and truly enjoy her wine. 

Today's wine is a blend of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Grigio and 20% Roussanne. Love the complexity of aromas with lemon citrus, sweet pear, fresh sliced apple, white peach and orange zest. So lively jumping from the glass and crisp. 

The mouth is awesome with ripe pear, fresh nectarine, juicy apple and lemon which carry long into the clean finish. When I first sipped there was this hint of creaminess in the beginning of the taste and allowing the wine to open brings a subtle minerality. I love when the winemaker nails a blend! Well done Cynthia.

You can find Cindy's wines in her tasting room located at 25 East Napa St, Suite C Sonoma, CA 95476 open 7 days per week or on the website I encourage you to stop in and meet the winemaker. Humble, grateful and so hospitable you will leave knowing everything about her wines and have a new friend.


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