Trombetta Family Wines 2016 Indindoli Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay $45
Carmine Indindoli taught the Trombetta/Stancliff family how to be home winemakers, and his vineyard provides grapes for their now- commercial winery. This wine is complete, with every component in proper proportion: juicy apple and pear flavors, tangy citrus edge, and gentle caramel-oak spice notes. The finish is long and mouthwatering.
Trombetta Family Wines 2015 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir $65
From the Petaluma Gap AVA (it will be on the label in another year or two) comes this wine that’s a bit more lush than other producers’ Pinots from this vineyard. Blackberry, blueberry, and pomegranate are the primary flavors, but there are also floral aromas, hints of spice and fresh-turned earth, and a bright, high-acid finish.