Current Press & Accolades

"Up until very recently, if you'd asked me to nominate my least favourite wine region, the one that I could rely on to provide the most disappointing bottles at the most unattractive prices, the answer would have been California....

... Zinfandel can be head-bangingly big and alcoholic, but in the hands of Jim Moore this red has more in common with the sweet-sour cherry and plum juiciness of southern Italy, where the variety is known as primitivo" — David Williams

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"Uvaggio is a Cal-Ital specialist with over half its production devoted to Vermentino, the aromatic white grape from Italy (and Corsica and Provence), where it is known under different names. Uvaggio is a project from Jim Moore, a veteran of Robert Mondavi's and Bonny Doon’s cellars, and he seems to have a real feel for this Italian varietal. Lighter than Chardonnay, with hints of lime and flowers, it has a summery feeling, lighthearted and approachable. It’s a remarkably versatile alternative to Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay. And hard to beat the price. About $12."

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"Stainless-steel fermented from 100-percent Lodi-grown Moscato Giallo grapes, Uvaggio’s yearly dry Moscato is always a good value and great tasting. This one is layered with spice, but it’s also very floral with a gentle imprint and a taste of ginger and lime." — Virginie Boone


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"A great price for this well-made Primitivo, Uvaggio opens with juicy, bright red raspberry and dark cherry flavor, stays light through the mid palate and finishes with a long lingering streak of vanilla. Dry and fresh, it’ll pair perfectly with thin-crust pizza topped with basil out of the garden." — Virginie Boone


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"A great-value Barbera sourced from Lodi and entirely barrel-aged, Uvaggio’s Italian red is very savory and rich with a mix of leather, cherry, chocolate and perfume. With a small amount of Primitivo in the blend, it’ll accompany meats and pastas in red sauce as well as drink nicely on its own, the acidity standing up to a wide range of earthy dishes. " — Virginie Boone


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