- Napa Valley
- Historical Producers
Aldo’s Vineyard has a sort of double whammy advantage working for it: it derives its grace and flavor purity not only from its Oak Knoll District location but from the sheer age of its vines. From the location standpoint, tastings of OKD wines consistently show traits described as bright, elegant, fresh and vibrant. Descriptions of old vine wines, on the other hand, usually include intense, balanced. concentrated, plush, and our own descriptions “gentle and pillowy.” What old vines may lack in brashness and gusto they make up for with integrity and character.
In those days following Prohibition, grapes were worth less than prunes and walnuts (plus they were a lot more work!) but hey, Italians gotta do what Italians gotta do, and winegrapes were a priority on the Biale ranch from day one.