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D'agostini Winery

D'agostini Winery In 1856, the D'Agostini Winery was established by German-Swiss immigrant, Adam Uhlinger. It is the third oldest wine operation in California and registered as California State Historical Landmark Number 762. In its earlier day, the vineyard produced wines for the hard working miners of the California Gold Rush. Mr. Uhlinger brought grape vines with him from Europe, and it is generally thought that Zinfandel was first planted in California in the D'Agostini vineyards. All the vats and casks used for winemaking and aging were hand-made by the Uhlinger family. In the early years, these vessels were produced from local California oak and designed in the German style with deeply concave fronts. In 1911, the winery was purchased by Enrico D'Agostini, along with its 125 acres of vineyard. He and his four sons operated the winery, producing sound country wines from their vines. In 1984, Armagan Ozdiker, a long-time member of the California wine industry, purchased D'Agostini. Today, the D'Agostini and Uhlinger heritage can readily be seen and enjoyed in the two distinct award-winning lines of wine being produced by Mr. Ozdiker. All the wines, regardless of vineyard location or varietal, are produced in state-of-the-art facilities with the time and attention it takes to make high quality wine.


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Plymouth-Shenandoah Road, Plymouth, CA, US, 95669 Email:
Phone: 707-332-3333 Web:
Fax: 916-933-7766
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  California Cabernet Sauvignon
The wine underwent a warm, nine day fermentation in stainless steel with temperatures rising as high as 81 degrees F. Processing was kept to a minimum: no fining, centrifuging, or cold stabilization deemed necessary. The wine was bottled after two years in French and American oak.
  California Chardonnay
The style sought is that of a French Chardonnay; light, fruity and earl maturing. An atypically early harvest of the fruit is necessary to do this," explains Ozdiker. "It is important, however, that the fruit be sufficiently mature to retain its varietal identity. The wine is light with austere fruit, tart with a crisp finish."
  California Merlot
High-quality Merlot wines are medium to dark red in color, rich and fruity, with characteristics of black currant, cherry, and mint. Merlot wines are rounder and more supple than Cabernet Sauvignons, and usually can be enjoyed much earlier. Generally, Merlot wines do not age as long as Cabernet Sauvignons. A small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon (D'Agostini Merlot contains 2% Cabernet Sauvignon) or Cabernet Franc is often blended with Merlot grapes to give the wine a bit more
  Russian River Pinot Noir
The wine was fermented dry on the skins in stainless steel. The juice was circulated over the skin twice a day. Upon completions, the wine was racked into French oak barrels, where they spent approximately thirteen months clarifying and undergoing malolactic fermentation. I would describe the style as delicate, a wine with much finesse. The considerable wood and bottle aging of this wine has brought out the obvious Pinot Noir character and made the wine ultimately drinkable. This wine won the SILVER medal in the San Francisco International Wine competition.
  Sonoma Chardonnay
Presently this wine has a fruity, apple-like finish that fills the mouth, and an intense varietal bouquet of Chardonnay for the nose. Because of its richness, this wine should improve constantly with bottle age for at least five years. While excellent as a sipping wine, this Chardonnay is highly recommended as an accompaniment for spicy fish, chicken or turkey dishes. It is also excellent with fruit and cheese or light desserts.
  Sonoma Zinfandel
A rich, complex wine with layers of black cherries, plums, currants and a lengthy finish.


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