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Quixote Winery

Quixote Winery We've spent decades working against the conventional wisdom of the Napa Valley. When Cabernet Sauvignon dominated the California wine industry, we passionately supported Petite Syrah. We still do. But a little cabernet is nice, too. We want to make good wine, not a good name. If our wine doesn't speak for itself, no signature will make it any better. Ours is a family-owned winery. As you can see, given the number of owners and the size of our production, we have a strictly enforced allocation system to ensure that customers can have a few bottles of Panza and Quixote to enjoy. Winemaker Mario Monticelli joined Quixote in the Spring of 2004 to replace Steve Galvan who left to go to Argentina to make wine for Donald Hess. Fourth generation winemaker Monticelli's penchant for farming and winemaking stretches back to his father's birthplace, Pistoia , one of the great nursery centers of Italy. Having worked in his family's Lodi vineyards throughout his boyhood years, he was a quick study at the University of California at Davis where he graduated with a dual major in Italian and Enology. Drawn by the scale and aesthetic of the winery as well as the commitment to natural farming, Monticelli left his position with consultant Phillippe Melka to take on winemaking responsibilities at Quixote. “Here I can rack every barrel myself, oversee the crop levels and monitor each aspect of the farming. Quixote Winery is the perfect size for me to have absolute control. I did my first bottling this Spring and enjoyed the orderliness of it.” With Melka, Monticelli made wine for: Quintessa, Vineyard 29, Marsten, 100 Acre and Maple Lane, among others. He is also a partner with his brother, Massimo, in a family winemaking venture. Unlike many winemakers, Monticelli doesn't have concerns about leaving a “wine widow” at home. His wife Anna, whom he met at Davis , is the winemaker for Bryant Family Winery. “Wine governs our lives,” says Mario. “Good food, good wine and our family around; I couldn't be happy doing anything else.”

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6126 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA, US, 94558-0974 Email: info@quixotewinery.com
Phone: 707-944-2659 Web: www.quixotewinery.com
Fax: 707-944-9360
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  Panza Cabernet Sauvignon
A very elegant wine filled with aromatics of red fruit, cherry and strawberry, leather and tobacco. Flavors of pluot. Smoky and toasty notes, pomegranate. Soft, elegant tannins. Supple finish.
  Panza Cabernet Sauvignon
This is a big to medium-bodied delicious wine. Aromas of cedar, dried rose petals and dried herbs compliment the strong black currant and peachy notes. There are several layers of complex caramel and black cherry flavors that finish with long velvety tannins. Drink now through 2010.
  Panza Petite Syrah
The intense violet color of this wine is absolutely incredible. It is a delicious and supple wine that offers a rich array of ripe plum, espresso, and black currant along with some earthy cedar scents. There is plenty of toasty, vanilla scented oak, packed with spice and smoke. A concentrated, voluptuous wine with strong fruit background with a creamy tannic finish.
  Panza Petite Syrah
An immense, powerful wine, dark, rich and hearty, with wonderful aromas of ripe plum, raspberry and blackberry, with spicy floral scents and a solid core of flavors. It packs the requisite dense core of tannins, but also some pretty notes of vanilla and tobacco.
  Panza Petite Syrah
A gorgeous, sophisticated, over-the-top Petite; rich, smooth and concentrated with layers of plum, blackberry and wild berry, with coconut and mocha oak draped on top, finished with smooth, plush tannins and a long aftertaste.
  Panza Petite Syrah
If there is one thing that separates the Stags Leap District from its neighbors, it’s the tendency to produce wines with a distinctive core of fruit, mineral and tannin structure. This wine encompasses all of the qualities and characteristics of this region. It’s a dark ruby-colored wine with currant, raspberry and blackberry liqueur aromas. There are hints of clove and toasted hazelnuts. Sweet and rich in the mouth, expressing tons of cherry jam and plum with a long finish showing subtle hints of anise and rose petal. Drink it now through 2010.
  Quixote Cabernet Sauvignon
This full-bodied wine boasts aromas of black berry, ripe plum and bittersweet chocolate. Its smooth texture and balanced palate offers a wide range of complex flavors of vanilla, black fruits, anise and black pepper. Finishes with firm tannins and a lingering mocha sweetness. This wine will drink well for 10 years.
  Quixote Petite Syrah
A rich, complex wine that is drinking very well now and will greatly improve over the next 10 years. Aromatic smoke and intense plum/prune characters, other dark fruits such as blackberry, currant. Some interesting floral components. Big mouth feel with bittersweet chocolate (Scharffen Berger, not Ghirardelli) and sweet ripe dark fruits. Many layers of intense fruit, well integrated, spicy oak and a long finish with silky tannins and good acid structure.
  Quixote Petite Syrah
Petite Syrah can offer an amazing tasting experience. This full-body wine has intense coffee and caramel characters. There is a powerful attack of black cherry, earthy flavors, tobacco and tar. The wine has strong, woody tannins with a very long even finish. It displays excellent potential for aging.
  Quixote Petite Syrah
One of the most awesome, rich wines we have created here. The color is an intense, opaque purple. It exhibits an extremely fragrant bouquet beginning with dark fruit, blackberry, blueberry, and rich dark chocolate, finishing with the sweet scent of soft leather. Layers of flavor fill the mouth and explode on the back of the palate. The wine’s focus is a core of powerful yet elegant tannins, boasting a finish that lasts over 45 seconds. This is a wine that will drink well for 10-15 years.
  Quixote Petite Syrah
A rich, complex wine that is drinking very well now and will greatly improve over the next 10 years. Aromatic smoke and intense plum/prune characters, other dark fruits such as blackberry, currant. Some interesting floral components. Big mouth feel with bittersweet chocolate (Scharffen Berger, not Ghirardelli) and sweet ripe dark fruits. Many layers of intense fruit, well integrated, spicy oak and a long finish with silky tannins and good acid structure.

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