Bella Vigna means “Beautiful Vines” and, for this lovely bottle, the team blended select single-vineyard Chardonnay grapes from coastal sites into a single, beautiful expression of the land and the fruit at its heart. A lively and expressive bouquet of lemon blossom pear and cinnamon opens the door to a seamless, focused palate with golden apple and lemon custard. Barrel spice, citrus zest, and stone linger on the long finish.
Our tastings with the utterly vivacious Regina Martinelli, sales director for her family's 130-year-old winery, are always showstoppers. Every one of this winery's Chardonnays, Pinots Noirs, Syrahs, and Zinfandels is outstanding. If we know anything about what we're doing, the wines are going to turn you on. They have it all: brilliantly expressive fruit, concentration, and complexity. It's not often that a winery comes by and reminds us why we love wine so much. Put together a mixed case and experience the thrill for yourself. Most of these wines are sold only through the winery and are very hard to find.