I walked into my favorite wine shop a few weeks ago, and the wine steward said to me “we just got a shipment of Ca’ Momi Rosso in!” Apparently this wine is very popular with their clientele, although I had never heard of it. I asked him what it was, and he said “it’s a true Napa red blend, great wine, and it’s only $9.” I thought to myself, “Rrrrrriiiiiiigghhht!” You don’t get good Napa red wine for $9 a bottle. He looked at my quizzical expression, and said “Trust me, this is really good wine.”
So I bought one bottle.
After that bottle was gone that evening, I was kicking myself for not buying a case! I do not know how the winemakers are able to make a wine this good and sell it for this price, but they do.
The minute I pulled the cork I knew this was a winner: deep, dark and almost purple in the glass, with juicy berry aromas and a touch of licorice. Yum! This wine is rich and smooth with spicy black cherry flavors, a little clove and cinnamon, and a lingering mocha finish.
Now, about the name. Ca’ Momi is Italian for “House of Momi,” and honors the family and heritage of founders Valentina Guolo-Migotto, Dario De Conti and Stefano Migotto, who started the winery together in 2006 to bring the passion and tradition of Italy to the Napa Valley. The result is an award-winning blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot and Petite Sirah, that has become one of my favorites.
On my five-cork scale based on taste and value, I give the 2014 Ca’ Momi Rosso four corks. It’s a great wine at an unbelievable price!
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