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SONOMA VALLEY APRIL 2010

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Italian Cruise: Livorno

April is always an exciting time in the Sonoma Valley because it’s the month when our dormant season truly ends and we see bud break in the vineyards. It’s amazing how quickly tiny buds and flowers lead to full-blown leaves and the beginning of grape clusters. It’s not only the vines that come to life. As the weather warms, our beautiful and historic valley attracts visitors from all around the country and even from around the world. With that in mind, we have put together a very full calendar of special events between now and the end of this year. We’ll be barbecuing, pairing wine and food, feasting on lobster, making bruschetta and tasting wines from barrels. Explore the art of cooking pizza, making mozzarella cheese, decanting wine, and even the art of folding a dinner napkin! Events will be taking place nearly every weekend with special gatherings on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. One of our biggest events will be our Italian-California Festival set for July 17-18th. And of course September 5th, we embark on our 12-day Italian wine cruise. Please check our website at www.viansa. com to see all that we have going on. We hope that you’ll have a chance to visit us at the Viansa Villa soon. Cheers, Lloyd Davis President 2

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7 How To: Pantry Spring Cleaning Wine Pairing Recipes

8 Enjoy these delicious recipes just in time for Spring

10 Viansa Events

Wedding: Greg & Stephanie

12 Tuscan Club Wines April’s Featured Cucina

15 Viansa Selection 16 Wine List


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2010 Italian Wine Cruise September 5th-17th, 2010 Places of Interest Duomo, Florence. The best-known site and crowning architectural jewel of Florence is the domed cathedral of the city, Santa Maria del Fiore. Piazza della Signoria, Florence. L-shaped square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, which houses many historical buildings and statues, including the Fountain of Neptune and a replica of the David. Uffizi, Florence. One of the most famous art galleries in the world. Contains works of art from Giotto, Cimabue, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael.

Palazzo Pfanner, Lucca. Once a palace, now converted into a museum of art and artifacts, is surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Monumento dei Quattro mori, Livorno. A symbolic monument of Grand Duke Ferdinando II and four bronze statues depicts the celebration of a Medici victory over the pirates who roamed the Mediterranean.

Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa. Comprised of the Cathedral, Baptistery, Leaning Tower and the Monumental Churchyard.

Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, Lucca. Built as the centre of entertainment outside the Roman town.

Piazza del Campo, Siena. The historic center of Siena, Tuscany, Italy and is one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares. It is renowned worldwide for its beauty and architectural integrity.

San Michele, Lucca. A majestic church, with its medieval façade, is built where Lucca’s Roman forum once stood.

Piazza dei Cavalieri, Pisa. The second main square of the city, his square was the political center in medieval Pisa.

Livorno

Livorno serves as a gateway to Tuscany and the great cultural centers of Florence, Lucca, Pisa and Siena. The national language evolved from Livorno with Dante and other great Tuscan writers of his period. But even more significant is the influence this area had on the culture of the rest of Italy and Europe, adding monumental wealth to the architectural and artistic history to its surrounding neighbors.

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Restaurants

Ristorante il Pennello, Dante Alighieri 4/r, 50123 Florence, Italy. One of Florence’s oldest restaurants. Genuine Tuscan food with excellent wines. Trattoria Mario, Via Rosina 2r | Corner of Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 Florence, Italy. A gem of a restaurant. Only open 12-3 for lunch. Antica Locanda di Sesto, Via Ludovica, 1660, 55100 Lucca, Italy. Lucca’s best kept secret. Excellent steak, Italian fare, olive oil, red and sparkling wines. Osteria dei Mille Via dei Mille, 32, Pisa, Italy. Near the Leaning Tower. Good for lunch. After lunch grab a coffee at La Casa della Panna next door, and dessert at Dolce Pisa. L’Artilafo Via San Martino, 33, Pisa, Italy. Beautiful and romantic. Renowned for its high quality food and the wine cellar. Perfect for an important dinner. Antica Trattoria il Campano, Via Cavalca, 44, Pisa, Italy. Exceptional food presentation with accordion players walking amongst tables. Great location in the oldest and most colorful part of Pisa, Piazza delle Vettovaglie. Taverna Di Cecco, Via Cecco Angliolieri, 19, 53100 Siena, Italy. Inexpensive with great wines. Highly recommend as someplace comfortable and not overly touristy. Grotta di Santa Caterina di Bagoda, Via della Galluzza, 26, Siena 53100 Italy. Everything about the restaurant is a visual delight. Beautiful views of Siena. Food & Wine Trails 800.367.5348 info@foodandwinetrails.com www.foodandwinetrails.com/viansa

Bars Ristorante Enoteca Cagliostro, Via del Castelletto, 26, Pisa, Italy. Fancy wine bar with excellent wines. La Compagnia dei Vinattieri, Via Delle Terme 79, 53100 Siena, Italy. Outstanding service, great wines, unique cuisine. Le Volpi and L’ Uve, Piazza de’Rossi 1, Florence, Italy. Sample some of the best wines the region has to offer. La Dolce Vita, Piazza del Carmine, Florence. In Florence D.V. is a name that signifies a trend for happy hour, with a pleasant and chic atmosphere. Casa del Vino, Via del Ariento 16R, Florence, Italy. Classic old-style enoteca.

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Explore Sonoma

After your next visit to Viansa, plan to spend the rest of your day exploring the picturesque town of Sonoma—the fatherland of California’s wine industry and home to some of the state’s oldest wineries. A few suggestions follow, and also feel free to ask our tasting room staff for help in putting together an adventure perfectly suited to you. Walk through history. The town of Sonoma is steeped in history and offers 20 historical sites for you to visit—many of which are within easy walking distance of each other. Start at the Mission San Francisco Solano (363 Third Street West), which dates back to 1823 and is the northernmost outpost of a trail of Franciscan missions that started in Mexico. From there, walk across the street to the Sonoma Barracks, built in 1836 and home to the Bear Flag Party. In 1846, the Bear Flag Party staged a revolt and declared California to be a republic free from Mexican rule. A large bronze statue marking the place where that revolt took place can be found on the Plaza. Lachryma Montis, the home of General M.C. Vallejo, (West Spain Street, near 3rd Street East) is less than a mile from the Plaza and definitely worth the visit. Shop for artisan treasures. Sonoma’s historic downtown Plaza is lined with art galleries, clothing and jewelry boutiques along with book shops and antique stores. Many of the items offered are local and handmade. Be sure to explore some of the charming passageways that weave between buildings. They will lead you to even more unique shopping experiences. Eat and drink well. Hard not to in this town that has to have more great restaurants per square foot than any other place in California. Enjoy a casual bite, a variety of ethnic delights or a full-on wine country feast. No surprise that Sonoma is known for its wine shops, along with delis, bakeries, coffee shops and cheese factories. Take in a view. Hike the Overlook Trail and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of all of Sonoma Valley and well beyond. The trail head to this three-mile hike is at the Mountain cemetery off First Street West, just four blocks from the plaza. The maximum grade is a not too intimidating: 7%. Roam around on two wheels. Sonoma is a cyclist’s paradise and offers both flat and easy cycling trails and grueling mountain rides. A paved trail that runs close to the plaza connects downtown with the historic site of General Vallejo’s home. Or rise to the challenge of a ride up Lovall Valley Road where you’ll briefly cross into Napa County before circling back into Sonoma.

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How To

Pantry Spring Cleaning:

Ensuring the Freshest Food Possible

While it’s true that wine often benefits from aging, the same cannot be said for spices, oils and other food ingredients. Even when stored properly, many ingredients lose flavor and integrity with each passing week and month. So this spring, extend your housecleaning efforts to include your pantry, refrigerator and freezer. 1) Start with reviewing jarred and bagged spices. Spices and herbs are particularly delicate. In general, it’s safe to say that spices should be replaced every two to three months. So if you have a host of little jars in your pantry (and many with dusty tops!) it’s probably time to get rid of them. If you’re not sure, open up the container and take a deep whiff. If the spice smells dusty, or has a putrid smell at all, it’s too old to be used in cooking. You can also take a small pinch of a spice between two fingers, grind it slightly to release odors, and sniff again. If very little scent comes through, you can rest assure that the spice is tired and needs replacing. 2) Don’t do a blanket restocking of spices. Wait until you need a particular herb or spice for a recipe before you purchase it, and then buy only a small quantity unless you think you will soon have a need for the same ingredient. 3) Even though oils don’t spoil as quickly as other types of fat, such as butter, they do grow rancid over time and need to be disposed of. So dig out all those half-empty bottles of oil and check for freshness dates. Oils to which vegetables, fruit, herbs and spices have been added should be checked closely because sometimes mold can develop on the those extra ingredients. 4) Explore your refrigerator. Yes, it can be a scary place where mold happily grows and transforms food into science experiments. But explore you must. It’s easy to see when fruits and vegetables have no life left or that yeast packets have expired, but don’t forget to check each jar of mustard, jam, marinade, sauce and salad dressing. 5) And finally, freezers are wonderful for extending the life of various foods but they don’t add indefinitely to the longevity of an item. Freezing greatly contributes to the degradation of the food in every possible way. Depending on the food, changes can take place in a matter of a couple of weeks. Not sure how long something has been in your freezer? Then it’s probably time to throw it out.

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Wine Pairing Recipes BRUSCHETTA al POMODORA 2 T Viansa Extra Virgin Olive Oil Fresh mozzarella, sliced 1 jar Viansa Tomato Basil Jam 2 green onions, chopped 2 T fresh basil, chopped Viansa Italian Sea Salt & Tellicherry Pepper, to taste 1 loaf crusty Italian bread, sliced Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

Heat oven to 350ºF. Slice bread into ¼ inch slices. Brush lightly with Viansa Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Place on cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. Top with mozzarella, Viansa Tomato Basil Jam, onions, basil, salt and pepper. Serves 18-24. Serve with Viansa 2005 La Nebbia

PARMESAN PESTO RISOTTO 3 cup Chicken Stock or vegetable stock ¼ cup Viansa Extra Virgin Olive Oil ½ large sweet onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 ½ cups Arborio Rice Viansa Italian Sea Salt & Tellicherry pepper to taste 7 oz Viansa Pinot Grigio ¾ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated Pine nuts, garnish Optional toppings: Seared salmon, Sautéed mushrooms

Pesto ½ cup Viansa Extra Virgin Olive Oil Fresh basil leaves

Risotto: Add stock to saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat. Once boiling, remove from heat and keep warm. In separate pan over medium heat, add olive oil and onion. Stir and allow to sweat until translucent. Add garlic, stir well. Add rice, stir for one minute. Season with salt and pepper. Add wine and two ladles of stock to pan, stirring until absorbed. Repeat, each time allowing stock to be absorbed before adding more. Repeat until all stock has been used, about 15-20 minutes. Once cooked, remove from heat. Fold in ½ Parmigiano-Reggiano. Allow risotto to rest a few minutes prior to serving. Pesto: Add Viansa Extra Virgin Olive Oil and basil leaves to food processor. Pulse until well blended. Fold in to risotto just before serving. Garnish with remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano and pine nuts. Serves 16, ½ cup servings. Serve with Viansa 2009 Sauvignon Blanc

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LAMB FRICASSEE WITH ARTICHOKES 1 ½ lb leg of lamb, deboned 5 T Viansa Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 T unsalted butter 1 ½ cups Viansa Chardonnay 1 jar Viansa Artichoke Tapenade with Roasted Garlic 2 T Italian flat leaf parsley, finely chopped Viansa Italian Sea Salt & Tellicherry Pepper, to taste 1 egg yolk Juice of 1 large Meyer lemon

Trim fat off leg of lamb. Cut it into 1” cubes, set aside. Heat Viansa Extra Virgin Olive Oil in large pan. Add butter, lamb and wine. Cook until wine begins to boil. Sear over high heat for 1 minute. Add ½ the tapenade, parsley, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes, or until center of meat is tender (if necessary, add a little water during cooking). Add remaining tapenade. A few minutes before removing from heat, beat egg yolk and lemon juice in small bowl. Pour into pan and mix well to thicken sauce. Serve over risotto or pasta. Garnish with Italian flat leaf parsley. Serves 6. Serve with Viansa 2005 La Nebbia

CANTUCCI TIRAMISU Viansa Almond Biscotti Mix, prepared, 7 cookies ½ cup espresso or Italian blend coffee, prepared 1 cup heavy whipping cream 8 oz mascarpone cheese ½ cup cane sugar 4 T dark rum or brandy Cocoa powder, garnish Chocolate shavings, optional garnish

Viansa Almond Biscotti: Prepare according to package directions. Prepare coffee and chill. Chill whipping cream in bowl, about 1 hour. After chilling, whisk whipping cream until stiff peaks form. In medium bowl, mix mascarpone cheese, sugar, and rum/ brandy, mix until smooth. Fold in whipped cream to create cheese mixture. Break biscotti into bite size pieces. Dip biscotti in espresso for a few seconds, coating all sides. Layer mascarpone cheese mixture in individual serving dish. Top with biscotti. Repeat 2-3 times, finishing with mascarpone mixture. Sprinkle cocoa powder and chocolate shavings for garnish. Refrigerate 4 hours. Serves 4. Serve with Viansa 2005 V Cabernet Sauvignon

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Viansa Events: Weddings

Greg&Stephanie

After Stephanie’s first date with Greg, she called her best friend to tell her that she had found her future husband. Greg proposed to Stephanie months later via a custom Mad Libs game, which they used to play in their courtship days. Stephanie happily accepted. Rather than hosting a big, over the top wedding, Greg and Stephanie opted for a smaller, more intimate affair. Living in Florida, the couple knew they wanted a destination wedding in Sonoma wine country. “We wanted to go across the country with our best friends and family members, eat the best food and drink the best wine.” However, with busy schedules, neither had the time to make it out to California to scout a location. After months of researching venues online, the couple picked Viansa Winery - site unseen- “It was everything we were looking for - gorgeous, intimate, romantic, and fun.” Working closely with their Viansa coordinator and vendors, Stephanie and Greg were able to do all their planning from their home. She chose black and white linens and added a splash of color with bright pink in her floral arrangements. Their gourmet menu choices were that of filet mignon and diver sea scallops. The day before their wedding, Stephanie and Greg arrived at Viansa for the first time. As soon as they stepped onto the property, the couple knew they had made the right decision. Being November, the vines were decorated with various shades of burnt orange and red leaves and the winery was full of bright fall colors. Later that afternoon, the couple selected the wines to be serve at the wedding. Stephanie and Greg had their ceremony in the gorgeous wine cellar. The lights were dimmed and votive candles sparkled throughout the room, providing the perfect romantic backdrop for exchanging vows. Following the ceremony, guests were invited to the tasting room where they enjoyed a variety of passed hors d’ouevres and delicious wines. After cocktail hour, guests were escorted back to the wine cellar, which had been transformed from their ceremony site to an elegant reception. A long table was set with linens and plates perfectly complimenting Stephanie’s black and white theme. The rest of the evening was full of laughter, amazing food and wine and good company, giving Stephanie and Greg the wedding they had always dreamed of. Stephanie boasts, “We were such a small group that Greg and I had the opportunity to have meaningful and intimate exchanges with each and every guest. I’ve been to many weddings where guests only get a glimpse of the bride and groom, and to us, it was a blessing to be so involved with our guests” the newlyweds said of their dream wedding. 10 10

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Photographer: Jason Bennett Florist: Vanda Floral Designs Ceremony Music: Carl Vast Reception Music: AMS Entertainment Cake: Fleur de Lisa Accommodations: The Lodge at Sonoma Transportation: Pure Luxury April 2010

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t u sca n Premio Vino 2005 V Cabnernet Sauvignon Appellation: Napa Valley

Our 2005 V Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc and 11% Merlot that show enormous flavors of blackberry, black pepper and spice with a long delicate finish. This is a remarkably versatile food wine. It goes well with grilled meats, hearty Italian fare, and sharp artisan cheeses. Enjoy this wine now through 2014.

Retail: $105 Club Price: $73.50

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c l u b 2007 Cento Per Cento Appellation: Carneros

Cento per Cento means “100%” in Italian. The wine is 100% Chardonnay and aged 100% in French oak. The 2007 Cento per Cento Chardonnay starts off with aromas of toasty oak, butterscotch and ripe apples that give way to citrus, pear and melon flavors. This is a full bodied, yet balanced, Chardonnay with a long rich finish. This wine goes well with prawns, warm crab dip and pasta with clams. Retail: $39.00 Club Price: $29.25

Solo Bianco 2009 Sauvignon Blanc Appellation: Sonoma Valley

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2009 Chardonnay

Appellation: Sonoma Valley

This Sauvignon Blanc is full of life. It is delightfully complex with hints of lemongrass and melon playing around a core of stone fruit aromas and crisp acidity. Delicious on its own, it also pairs wonderfully with light pastas, chicken dishes and crisp, summer salads.

Chardonnay can take on many forms, from rich and luscious to light and crisp. Finding the perfect wine is more about your mood, or the food you’re serving, or the friends you’ve invited to join you. Our distinct vineyards make it possible for us to produce several Chardonnays, all noticeably different from each other. This Chardonnay is bright, lively and wonderfully versatile.

Retail: $20.00 Club Price: $15.00

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t u sca n Solo Vino 2009 Chardonnay

Appellation: Sonoma Valley Chardonnay can take on many forms, from rich and luscious to light and crisp. Finding the perfect wine is more about your mood, or the food you’re serving, or the friends you’ve invited to join you. Our distinct vineyards make it possible for us to produce several Chardonnays, all noticeably different from each other. This Chardonnay is bright, lively and wonderfully versatile.

Retail: $20.00 Club Price: $15.00

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c l u b 2005 Thalia Sangiovese Appellation: Sonoma Valley

Our 2005 Thalia Sangiovese is big and powerful wine, showing loads of ripe blackberries, black cherry and spice. The flavors evolve into wild berries, licorice and dried cherry. The finish is long and clean with silky tannins. The 2005 Thalia is a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine pairs nicely with Italian sausage, prosciutto, lasagna and heavy red sauce pasta dishes. Drink now through 2013. Retail: $45.00 Club Price: $31.50

Solo Rosso 2005 La Nebbia Nebbiolo Appellation: Sonoma County

A dry red with good acidity, our 2005 La Nebbia Nebbiolo has distinctive aromas of fresh earth, making this the perfect wine for dishes featuring the earthy flavors of mushrooms and truffles. It is a natural partner for red pasta sauce dishes, hearty soups and stews. Enjoy this wine now through 2012.

Retail: $30.00 Club Price: $22.50

2005 Thalia Sangiovese Appellation: Sonoma Valley

Our 2005 Thalia Sangiovese is big and powerful wine, showing loads of ripe blackberries, black cherry and spice. The flavors evolve into wild berries, licorice and dried cherry. The finish is long and clean with silky tannins. The 2005 Thalia is a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine pairs nicely with Italian sausage, prosciutto, lasagna and heavy red sauce pasta dishes. Drink now through 2013.

Retail: $45.00 Club Price: $31.50

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A P R I L’ S F E AT U R E D C u ci n a V ia n sa se l ecti o n Almond Biscotti Mix In Italian, the word “biscotto” means biscuit or cookie. Italians first created biscotti in the region of Tuscany many centuries ago. They were careful to bake the cookies twice, in order to form their unique shape and allow the cookies to develop their crisp texture.

Viansa Tomato basil jam This jam includes a seasonal garden bounty of sweet red tomatoes, fresh aromatic basil combined with spices and a touch of cane sugar. Perfect for topping bruschetta, capellini pasta, margherita pizza and creamy polenta. A savory complement to frittatas, risotto & chicken, spinach and ricotta cannelloni.

Viansa Artichoke tapenade

Risotto

This tapenade with roasted garlic is a delicious combination of artichokes, extra virgin olive oil and parmesan cheese. Perfect over crostini with creamy goat cheese. Viansa’s Artichoke Tapenade with Roasted Garlic is fabulous tossed with pasta or a beautiful complement to grilled chicken over mashed potatoes paired with steamed asparagus or sautéed spinach.

Risotto is a traditional Italian rice dish, cooked with stock and flavored with parmesan cheese and other ingredients, which may include meat, fish or vegetables. Its origins are in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. The name means literally “little rice” and it is one of the most common ways of preparing rice in Italy.

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Wine List VINO BIANCO – WHITE WINE

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“VITTORIA” PINOT GRIGIO 2007 A soft and fruity Pinot Grigio harvested from the Morning Sun vineyard on Sonoma Mountain and our estate vineyard in Carneros.

$19.50 | $234.00 $14.63 | $175.56

ARNEIS 2007 A food-friendly varietal primarily found in Italy’s famous Piedmont region, crisp Arneis is rarely grown in California. Arneis has crisp flavors of melon, pineapple and green apple with a crisp & clean finish.

$20.00 | $240.00 $15.00 | $180.00

“PIERINA” VERNACCIA 2007 Our 2007“Pierina” is 73% Vernaccia & 7% Chardonnay. This delightful white wine displays luscious flavors of ginger, grapefruit, tropical fruit with mineral notes, making it the perfect option for those who are looking for something unique.

$20.00 | $240.00 $15.00 | $180.00

“SENZA” CHARDONNAY 2007 A true taste of the Chardonnay grape unobstructed by oak with a refreshing clean finish. Viansa’s 2007 Senza offers flavors of Granny Smith apples, white peach and subtle tropical notes with a refreshingly clean finish.

$25.00 | $300.00 $18.75 | $225.00

CHARDONNAY 2007 Our 2007 Chardonnay offers flavors of Apple, honeydew melon and toasty oak with a crisp clean finish. A balance of 50% fermented in barrel and 50% in stainless steel.

$20.00 | $240.00 $15.00 | $180.00

RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2007 Our Reserve Chardonnay is a delicious dry wine with flavors of citrus, oak, pear and hints of butter with creamy mouth feel. It is barrelfermented Sonoma County fruit and spends nine months in oak.

$25.00 | $300.00 $18.75 | $225.00

“CENTO PER CENTO” CHARDONNAY 2007 Our rich and balanced estate chardonnay starts off with aromas of toasty oak, butterscotch and ripe apples that give way to citrus, pear and melon flavors.

$39.00 | $468.00 $29.25 | $351.00

VINO ROSE – ROSE WINE DOLCETTO ROSE 2008 This light and crisp saignee rose displays a soft, floral nose with hints of wild strawberry. Flavors of cranberry and strawberry are followed by a clean, firm acidity.

$17.00 | $204.00 $12.75 | $153.00

“IMBIANCO” ROSE 2007 is a fresh and fruity blend of 88% Primitivo and 12% Muscat Canelli. Enjoy on its own or pair with spicy foods.

$14.50 | $174.00 $10.88 | $130.50

VINO DOLCE – SWEET WINE “FRESCOLINA” TOCAI FRIULANO 2007 This blend of Tocai Friulano (93%) and Muscat (7%) is delightfully sweet and refreshing. (500ml)

$22.50 | $270.00 $16.88 | $202.56

LATE HARVEST PRIMITIVO 2005 Sonoma Valley Primitivo harvested at 28˚ brix. Barrel aged for 12 months, our Late Harvest Primitivo is lush, rich and the perfect dessert or after dinner wine. (375ml)

$30.00 | $360.00 $22.50 | $270.00

IMBIANCO 2007 With a blend of 88% Primitivo and 12% Muscat Canelli, this wine possesses flavors of strawberry, kiwi, and tropical fruits.

$14.50 | $174.00 $10.88 | $130.56 club price in red

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Wine List VINO ROSSO – RED WINE

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“ATHENA” DOLCETTO 2007 A varietal native to northern Italy, our Sonoma County “Athena” is a wonderfully fruit forward Dolcetto.

$14.50 | $174.00 $10.88 | $130.56

PINOT NOIR 2007 The 2007 Morning Sun Vineyard Pinot Noir is showing amazing richness, depth and purity with aromas of plum, cherry and fresh earth. The flavors unfold into intense black cherry and raspberry with a long elegant finish.

$35.00 | $420.00 $26.25 | $315.00

“PICCOLO” SANGIOVESE 2005 Sangiovese is the most widely planted red wine grape in Italy and the hallmark of the Chianti region. This wine has aromas of strawberries, black cherries and dry fruit intermingled with some cedar notes. Finishing with flavors of nutmeg, caramom and black fruit.

$25.00 | $300.00 $18.75 | $225.00

“LA NEBBIA” NEBBIOLO 2005 Nebbiolo, a grape native to Italy’s foggy Piedmont, is a light-bodied dry red with forward acidity. A dry red with good acidity, our 2005 “La Nebbia” offers aromas of fresh earth, cranberry and white flowers with flavors of pomegranate, bing cherry and brown spice.

$30.00 | $360.00 $22.50 | $270.00

“FARNETA” PRIMITIVO 2006 Primitivo is similar to that of Zinfandel, typically found in the region of Puglia in southern Italy. The grapes for our “Farneta” are harvested right here in Carneros. This wine is boasting with wonderful black pepper, wild berries and raspberries.

$35.00 | $420.00 $26.25 | $315.00

MERLOT 2006 Aromas of blackberry and toasty oak open to elegant, complex black cherry, cedar and spice flavors.

$28.00 | $336.00 $21.00 | $252.00

FREISA 2005 A common blending grape of northern Italy, this dark and “chewy” foodfriendly wine is quite rare in our country.

$25.00 | $300.00 $18.75 | $225.00

ZINFANDEL 2006 Ripe yet well focused with aromas of black cherry, crushed black pepper and toasty oak.

$25.00 | $300.00 $18.75 | $225.00

SYRAH 2006 A delicious blend of Syrah (94%) and Primitivo (6%), harvested from Bayer Ranch, Emery Ranch & Serres Ranch vineyards.

$28.00| $336.00 $21.00 | $252.00

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2004 This North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon has very rich and dense aromas with chewy tannins in the finish.

$35.00 | $420.00 $26.25 | $315.00

CABERNET FRANC 2004 This Sonoma County wine has rich and intense aromas and flavors. Firm, integrated tannins with a long satisfying finish.

$35.00 | $420.00 $26.25 | $315.00

“PRINDELO” RED WINE 2006 A popular proprietary blend of Primitivo (67%), Zinfandel (22%) and Teroldego (11%) from our estate vineyards in Sonoma Valley.

$35.00 | $420.00 $26.25 | $315.00 club price in red

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Wine List CELLAR SELECTIONS

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“AUGUSTO” BARBERA 2005 Our traditional, d’Asti-style Barbera has tempting flavors of ripe plums and blackberries with soft tannins and a long, smooth finish.

$42.00 | $504.00 $31.50 | $378.00

“THALIA” SANGIOVESE 2005 (90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon) Big and powerful, showing loads of ripe blackberries, black cherry & spice that evolves into flavors of wild berries, licorice and dried cherry.

$45.00 | $540.00 $31.50 | $378.00

“LORENZO” MERLOT 2006 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged 16 months in French and Hungarian oak. Aromas of blackberry and toasty oak open to elegant, complex black cherry, cedar and spice flavors. This is a rich supple Merlot with a long smooth finish and soft tannins.

$45.00 | $540.00 $22.50 | $270.00

RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005 A Sonoma County blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Our Cabernet Sauvignon is very well balanced with flavors of wild crush berries, earthy, light spice and cocoa with a long finish.

$50.00 | $600.00 $25.00 | $300.00

“SAMUELE” CABERNET FRANC 2005 Our 2005 “Samuele” is rich and intense with aromas of toasty oak, dried herbs and fresh crushed blackberries. The flavors turn to black cherry, plum and currants with a long smooth finish framed by firm yet supple tannins.

$55.00 | $660.00 $27.50 | $330.00

“V” CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005 A magnificent blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (76%), Cabernet Franc (13%), and Merlot (11%) sourced from the famed Oakville appellation in Napa Valley.

$105.00 | $1260.00 $73.50 | $882.00

“OSSIDIANA” 2005 Our flagship wine, a stunning blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (56%), Cabernet Franc (33%), and Merlot (11%). Powerful yet elegant.

$125.00 | $1,500.00 $62.50 | $750.00 club price in red

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Wine List SIGNATURE SERIES (For Premio Club Members Only) RON’S VINEYARD CARNEROS SANGIOVESE 2006 Possesses flavors of cranberry, vanilla, oak, red and black cherries and raspberries. Enjoy now through 2019. LLOYD’S VINEYARD CARNEROS CHARDONNAY 2007 Barrel fermented in 100% new French oak and aged on its lees for a full year. Creamy texture with flavors of baked apple and pear, hazelnut and toasty oak.

Bottle | Case $70.00 | $840.00 $52.50 | $630.00 $40.00 | $480.00 $30.00 | $360.00

WINERY VISTA SONOMA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2006 Aged 24 months $70.00 | $840.00 $52.50 | $630.00 in new French Oak it offers complex aromas of blackberry, spice, and dried herbs with concentrated flavors of current, blackberry and sweet oak. It has a long, persistent fruit-filled finish with firm, bold tannins. Drink now through 2025. RED CHALK ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2006 Aged in new French oak for 24 months, it has aromas of toasty oak, vanilla and cinnamon spice that lead to ripe plum, blackberry and cedar oak flavors. The mouth feel is dense and chewy with a long lingering finish. Drink now through 2019.

$70.00 | $840.00 $52.50 | $630.00

CHALKS EDGE ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET FRANC 2006 Its Chalk Hill slope side vineyard produces aromas of black cherry, spicy oak and vanilla bean followed by flavors of black raspberry, ripe current and baking spices. It has a soft mouth feel, silky tannins and a long, smooth finish. Drink now through 2019.

$70.00 | $840.00 $52.50 | $630.00

GNARLY RIVER ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET FRANC 2006 Fruit from old gnarly vines in a hillside vineyard neighboring the Russian River release aromas of boysenberry, pepper and black cherry. Its more rustic flavors tend toward current and dried herbs. The finish has lots of spice and richness. Drink now through 2016.

$70.00 | $840.00 $52.50 | $630.00

DUANE’S RANCH SONOMA VALLEY PRIMITIVIO 2007 Our 2007 Primitivo is a rich, full-bodied wine with a well-balanced acidity that has a long smooth finish. This wine has wonderful flavors of fresh crushed berries, white pepper and a hint of light toasty oak.

$70.00 | $840.00 $52.50 | $630.00

DYLAN’S VINEYARD SONOMA VALLEY ZINFANDEL 2007 Rich, full-bodied and delicious with aromas of blackberry and toasty oak, leading to complex black cherry, cedar and spice flavors.

$70.00 | $840.00 $52.50 | $630.00 club price in red

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Big rewards

tuscan club representatives

For Sharing Your Passion for Viansa’s

Becky Daly bdaly@viansa.com 800.995.4740 x 204 States: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, WA

Tuscan Club

We would love to have your friends, family and associates join you in all the Tuscan Club’s fun, festivities plus fabulous food and wine offerings by becoming members of The Club. As a special thank you for bringing in new members, we’ll give you generous wine rewards.

Claudia Kelly ckelly@viansa.com 800.995.4740 x218 States: CO, IA, IL, IN, LA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NM, TX, WI, WY

Here’s how simple it is: If you have someone join the Tuscan Club and they remain members for at least four months, we’ll DOUBLE your wine delivery in an upcoming month. If you bring in two new members, we’ll DOUBLE your wine delivery in TWO upcoming months. Three new members means three DOUBLE wine months. There’s no limit to your rewards. As always at the Tuscan Club, the more the merrier. To qualify, and get full details, please submit the names of the new members you are referring to your Tuscan Club representative.

Becky Williams bwilliams@viansa.com 800.995.4740 x203 States: AL, CT, DC, FL, GA, MA, NC, NJ, NH, NY, OH, SC, VA, VT For assistance or more information about a Tuscan Club Gift Membership or changing your membership category please email or call your Tuscan Club Representative.

A Tuscan Club membership is a delight all year round. The many pleasures and privileges of membership include: v 25% savings on all purchases of current-release wines v Invitations to member-only tastings, new-release parties & special events v 10% savings on gourmet food and gift baskets v Private winery tours and tastings, including v Complimentary Viansa At Home magazine access to our Enoteca wine library

UpComing Viansa Events Sunday Wine Mechanics: Pairing Italian Wines with food April 11 11:00 - 12:30pm Members: $10.00, Non members:$20.00 Sunday Lifestyle: How to Fold a Dinner Napkin April 18 11:00 - 12:00pm Members: Complimentary, Non members: $25.00

*Tuscan Club Pickup: Pears with Prosciutto & Bleu Cheese 12:00 - 2:00pm Members Only: Complimentary AprilApril 2010201021 21

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