Year Round Wine

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There is one wine that comes to mind when I think of wine I could drink year round, and that is Chardonnay.  Whether you like it clean, crisp and unoaked (like Passaggio, for instance!) or the big, buttery, and oaky chardonnay, this grape makes some of the most versatile wines…wines you can pour in a glass for any occasion, anytime.

Chardonnay pairs well with so many dishes.  An unoaked Chardonnay goes great with Lobster, Braised Pork or stews…all great dishes for the winter months.  An oaky, buttery Chardonnay pairs well with Salmon or Lobster and Veal.  Who does’t like Salmon or Lobster in the winter?

So, depending on the style of Chardonnay you prefer, you can still enjoy it all year round.  I urge you to try Passaggio’s Unoaked Chardonnay during the winter months and pair it with some of your favorite winter dishes.  Have fun with it…you never know what new pairings you might come up with.  Sharing them with friends and family makes it even better.

Cynthia Cosco

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A Stainless Christmas In July

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Is that all stainless…?  I get that question a lot about my wines.  Passaggio Unoaked Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Rosé are all fermented and aged in stainless tanks.  They do not go through malolactic fermentation which gives these wines a nice crispness that pairs well with food.  I also love to ferment the wines in different vessels, with different yeasts. They are left on the lees and stirred often.  I feel this adds a nice complexity to the wines.  The wines are then blended and cold/heat stabilized.

I was very excited to unwrap my new stainless drums and my new stainless tank.  It felt like Christmas in July.  If you would like a tour and tasting of Passaggio Wines just send an email to – it’s a pretty cool place – check it out Dogpatch Wine Works

Hope to see you there!

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Should You Choose to Accept It

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Your mission…should you choose to accept it 

I need your help to receive 250 eligibility votes for a $250,000 grant from Chase Bank.  Just click on the photo.  Sign in…type in Passaggio Wines – Sonoma, California and cast your vote…  It’s that simple…

This is my mission.  My business is my passion.  I launched Passaggio Wines in 2008 following my 15 year law enforcement career. I moved to California to follow my passion to pursue a life making quality, food-friendly wines.  I left Virginia in 2004 and launched Passaggio Wines with my 2007 vintage.  Passaggio’s flagship wine is a unoaked Chardonnay.  I love to bring great wines, awesome food, and wonderful friends together.  Sharing is all part of the Passaggio story.

Passaggio’s success was built on it’s loyal customers and friends made along this wonderful journey.  I have had the chance to meet some of the greatest people during this pilgrimage.  They have made my success.

Passaggio Wines unique quality is created from passion.  Built on a shoestring budget, I was able to launch my dream.  The unoaked Chardonnay’s of today are getting great press and I am proud to have been on the cutting edge.

Thank you for your continued support…
Passaggio Wines

Cheers to 2011 Rosé

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Yesterday was an awesome bottling day…I bottled the 2011 Passaggio Unoaked Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and the Rosé.  (whew!!)  The Rosé was a particularly fun project for me simply because it’s an unusual blend.  The stainless 2011 Rosé is 82% Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley and 18% Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.

These wines will soon be released to the Passaggio wine club members.  If you haven’t joined the Passaggio Passionistas yet check it out here.  Stay tuned for some more exciting news coming soon…

A big shout out to Leslie who helped me pack boxes…


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Last Call

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Passaggio Wines will soon be sporting new labels.  It has been a wonderful journey and I hope that you are following your passion as well.  I started this journey in 2004, launching the 2007 Unoaked Chardonnay in 2008.  Since that time, Passaggio Wines has added a Pinot Grigio, Rosé, and Pinot Noir.
I am very excited about the new labels this year
The 2010 Unoaked Chardonnay and Rosé are already sold out.  There are only a few cases left of the 2010 Pinot Grigio…
To make some room for the 2011 vintage I am offering a 50% discount on the remaining 2010 Pinot Grigio.  This may be the last time I make a 50% discount offer…Passaggio Passionistas Wine Club members receive a 20% discount on all wines…

When you log in to the Passaggio website all you need to do is add the following coupon code to your order.

Coupon code: labels

Thank you so much for all your support throughout this wonderful journey…

Follow Your Passion

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