For nearly thirty years, Napa Valley’s much discussed Cosentino Winery has served as a benchmark winery for certain types of complex wines that have been much in demand by serious wine drinkers throughout the world. One amazing thing about the Yountville winery is the fact that it had its origins in California’s Central Valley, more specifically, in the City of Modesto. Born of necessity, Cosentino Winery first reached the consuming public in 1982, with the release of its first 1,200 cases. Founder Mitch Cosentino was working for a small wine distributor in Modesto at the time, and the owners wanted to produce a limited amount of wine to use as a control label. Cosentino Winery became quite successful despite its giant competitor (Modesto is also home to the Gallo Brothers), and eventually the operation was moved to Napa Valley where most of its fruit had originated. Cosentino’s prime location on US Highway 29 (next to the famous Mustard’s Restaurant), brought instant recognition and exposure to the brand and increased growth followed quickly. Cosentino Winery had become the darling of wine conscious aficionados that sought various levels of complexity and elegance in their wines. In January 2011, a company called Vintage Wine Estates acquired the winery, and with the help of Mitch Cosentino, is planning to further the growth of the Cosentino brand while continuing to make only the highest quality wines from California’s greatest vineyards.
Cosentino Winery - Napa Valley
Gold Plus! Selection - 94 Points and Gold Medal Winner
- Cosentino2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
- Napa County
- Napa Valley
- 94 - CA State Fairid: 818