There’s something strikingly beautiful about Passopisciaro’s wines.  Like Sophia Loren, or the Grand Canyon at sunset.  These wines have a broad, yawning aperture of aromatics, all wrapped around that flirtatious, bright, seductive palate.  The other night at A16 one of my colleagues commented upon tasting this 2008 Passopisciaro, “Now this is a wine I want to swim around in for awhile.”  That’s exactly it- once you start tasting these wines, you fall into a leisurely trance, enjoying the complexity, appreciating the balance.  Gorgeous acidity, peppery bright and smokey underneath it all- Etna’s heart beats in Passopisciaro’s wines.

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I love all things Italian: the beautiful country of Italia, the Italians themselves, the language, the food… and above all, I love Italian wine. The people I meet in my charmed life are fascinating, the wines are extraordinary. I needed a special place like this to write about them, and to remember them.

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  1. Molly @paprikapinot

    Love Love Love A16 – one of it not my favorite SF restaurant. I will try this wine next time I go. I can’t keep up with all the wines your blog posts make me yearn for!!!


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