Italics Winegrowers: Drawing Focus and Emphasis on the Coombsville AVA within the Napa Valley

Located east of downtown Napa, Coombsville is a relatively new AVA and slightly unexplored region within the Napa Valley.  This area was more known for horse ranching than wine growing due to the unforgiving volcanic soils and a lack of available water to establish a vineyard.  The Italics Winegrowers Estate sits on a very special 73 acres on the western edge of the Vaca Mountains.  Visitors are provided a perfect combination of luxury and relaxation.

Italics Winegrowers’ focus has been red Bordeaux varieties as Coombsville provides a distinct cooler climate that shows more expressive wines with the potential for higher acidity levels due to the slightly lower average temperatures. The vineyard is made up of rolling hills with approximately 250 feet of elevation change in conjunction with cool mid-afternoon winds versus other parts of the Napa Valley that get more heat– this results in a longer growing season often producing more complex and flavorful wines.

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The name of the winery carries two parts: “Italics” indicative of drawing focus and emphasis as well as “Winegrowers” to distinguish that great wines are grown and not made.  The entire winery team feels that the Coombsville AVA has a wonderful appeal, and their charge is to draw the wine collector and wine drinker’s palate towards the beautiful setting.

Italics Winegrowers’ commitment is to precision farming, detailed winemaking techniques, exemplary hospitality and emphasizing the lands in which the grapes are grown.   The best wines are a revelation of place.  As winegrowers, our charge is to draw your attention to their virtues, to italicize them.

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CONTACT INFO: To book an appointment, contact their team at 707-258-0106 or by email info@italicswinegrowers.com. For more information, go to their website, www.italicswinegrowers.com, or follow them on social media to learn more!

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Wine Recommendations

2016 Italics Estate Cabernet Sauvignonthis wine showcases flavors of rich blackberry, black currant with just hits of cocoa and spice come touching down on the finish. Great texture all the way through with layers of fine tannins. At 14.6% ABV, this wine will have you craving a juicy steak.

2016 Sixteen Appellations Red BlendInky crimson in color with a little bit of purple to round it out. Flavors of blackberry, licorice, and plum on the mid-palate. This wine is a composition of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.  The grapes are sourced from across the entire Napa Valley to give you an entire picture of the region right in your glass. This wine shows bright acidity and a nice long finish.  Get your grill going and cook up some ribs with this wine.

2016 Italics Estate Proprietary Red Wine  – intense aromatics of dark chocolate and coffee on the nose followed up by flavors of black cherry and raspberry. This wine is a composition of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Merlot. This wine would go great with a lamb kebab.

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