92 Insider Points
The 2015 Napa Cab from Ca' Momi is exactly what our customers have been asking for, a broad shouldered and expressive wine bursting with ripe black fruit, supported by a juicy acidity and firm structure. The wine opens nicely in the glass, exposing notes of dark chocolate, cedar and smoke. The fruit comes from Atlas Peak, Rutherford and Oakville, all top quality sites for Napa Cab. Enjoy now through 2025. - DZ Jul 2017
Napa Valley, CA
A Napa Cab with Italian soul, Ca’Momi’s food friendly, everyday drinkable Napa Cab offers up the best of both worlds. Rich black cherry, crushed cloves, and toasty oak combine forces with lively acid and hints of rose petal for the perfect bottle to share with friends and familia in the best traditions of Italy. Little surprise really, since the folks behind this bottle live in the land of a bottle on the table for every dinner, every day.
Ca’ Momi, or Kah-Moh-Mee if you want the breakdown, is the culmination of an Italian dream. Dario de Conti teamed up with Stefano and Valentina Migotto to deliver Italian winemaking tradition with the generous flavors of Napa fruit. “It is all about enjoying wine in the company of good friends and a great meal,” said Dario. We can’t think of a better reason to open a bottle either!
Great things come in small packages, and the 2015 vintage is no different. A small but phenomenal harvest was the natural result of a quick cold snap in spring and several years of drought. The vines worked their buds off though to make sure that the fruit they produced was incredible.
There’s no place like home. The little watercolor house on the label? That’s Ca’ Momi. The phrase means “Momi’s house.” It’s a little house in Veneto where a Mom idea Bionda, a local character lived. He was obsessed with the finer things in life, like his home, his grapes, and his wine. He rode around the property on a motorcycle (his dog rode in the sidecar) and waved his shotgun at people trying to nip his delicious grapes.
High-toned aromas of raspberry and fresh plums brighten notes of warm earth and smoke on the nose. In the mouth, plush layers of dark Bing cherries and berry bramble meet sweet vanilla and milk chocolate. Ripe, round tannins provide substance and structure without rough edges, carrying the wine into a long finish of oregano and dried summer savory.
Ca'Momi is the heart's offering of Italians Dario De Conti, Valentina Guolo-Migotto and Stefano Migotto. Their work is a tribute to the land of their birth and the food and wines that they love. From the winery and vineyards in Carneros, and featuring hand-selected fruit from across the Napa Valley, Ca'Momi Wines represent the best of both worlds: Napa Valley fruit carefully crafted by the heritage and obsessive care of Old World winemaking into some of the finest wines available.
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