The Del Bondio-Poncia family has been growing grapes in Napa for over 100 years. Their vineyards in Oakville and Rutherford, now farmed by brothers Rich Poncia and Jim Del Bondio, have been producing high quality juice for fellow wineries for as long. Now producing wine for themselves in a certified organic environment the whole family plays a role in the success of these beautiful rich wines.
Tonight I am tasting the A Meta, a blend of 50% cabernet and 50% syrah. The wine is the color of garnet. Aromas of ripe black cherry, you know that aroma you get when you first open a jar of cherry jam. An almost sweet smell , a floral and fruit bouquet.
As I pour the liquid into my mouth my taste buds erupt. Oh WOW there is so much happening. First the fruit hits you square. That unbelievable flavor, a rich cherry, plum mix that coats and soothes. Next you notice the soft notes of coffee and chocolate, oh yes you do, followed with a very slight hint of tobacco. Pepper and spice linger well after you have swallowed. Firm tannins finish off. Unbelievable. An amazing complex wine.
As you see I paired this with a piece of chocolate cake, I wish you could taste this now, my mouth is watering