SOLD OUTGraziano 2002 Tocai Friulano
Featured in our Gold Wine of the Month Club
- Mendocino AVA
- Gold Medal — Long Beach Grand CRU
- Critics Award — Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
- Silver Medal — San Francisco International Wine Competition
- Silver Medal — California State Fair
- Mendocino County
- Cases Produced
- Enjoy Until
Have you had your Tocai [toe´ ki] today? This grape has been grown for several centuries in the Friuli Province in Northeastern Italy and is known as the “brother of the Sauvignon” because of the growing characteristics of its vines; however, that is where all similarity ends. Under the artistry of Gregory Graziano, this grape is crafted into a rich, fragrant wine brimming with honey, floral and intense fruit.
A bouquet of ripe lemon, grapefruit and honeysuckle are followed with an engaging spicy crispness on the palate wrapped in toasty, creamy oak. Full-bodied and well balanced with a backbone of acidity, this luscious wine unfolds in your mouth with a pleasingly long finish. Enjoy this bottle of Graziano Tocai with friends on a warm summer evening or lazy autumn afternoon paired with east-west fusion cuisine or a bowl of garlic and basil clams.
Sun Dried Tomato Sauce
A perfect selection of simple and fresh ingredients to make this wonderful sun dried tomato sauce. Pour it over pasta and pair it with the Monte Volpe Sangiovese.View Recipe
Winemaker Greg Graziano came up with this recipe for a satisfying, melded flavor of a long-simmered stew. Part of the explanation is that the garlic cloves are cooked whole and then mashed into the sauce. You'll always get a mellower flavor from whole cloves than from chopped or crushed garlic.View Recipe