Mark Grassi , who lives part-time in the Wood River Valley, produced his first commercial release of Cabernet Sauvignon in 2005. New in the Grassi wine lineup is his 2009 Ribolla Gialla, a varietal that finds it’s largest home in Friuli, Italy. He makes this wine from the one known commercial planting of this grape in the USA. On the nose: lemon, green apple, olive, candied watermelon- a background of coriander, sichuan peppercorn, nutmeg; is there any wood on this? – holy sheez, a lot going for such a light colored wine. On the palate- this is where the wine really blows your socks off: it is amazingly dense and mouth-coating , attacking from the front all the way to the back with finish to spare. What concentrated juice! My sous chef and I drank this wine with braised artichokes and shell peas tossed with buckwheat linguini and Pecorino-Romano and also with a salad of mustard greens, hazelnuts, pickled cherries and Rolling Stone chevre, It easily handled them both. Bravo Mark Grassi, and thank you!