“Domenica Amato is an expression of the path that I’ve taken in life, my love for food, wine, and family and my passion for sharing that with people.”
- Michael Scorsone
Named for his paternal grandmother, Domenica Amato, is owner/winemaker Michael Scorsone’s tribute to her memory and the passion for food and wine that she instilled in him during Sunday family dinners. This passion took Michael to culinary school and then around the world making wine, before settling in Sonoma and establishing Domenica Amato.
Currently focused on the Rhône varietals and Pinot Noir, Michael sources his fruit from small, family-owned vineyards that are committed to quality and sustainability. While leaning toward a minimalist/natural approach, Michael is constantly experimenting with both old and new winemaking methods—fermenting in clay amphorae or concrete egg; skin-contact whites, etc.—to make unique and distinctive wines. As a result his Domenica Amato wines are elegantly rustic, food-friendly and meant to be enjoyed around the dinner table with your loved ones.
Showing the best of Syrah from a warmer site, this wine has rich chocolate and coffee flavors to go along with luscious dark fruit and a bit of earthy complexity.
Densely flavored and deeply colored for a Pinot, this savory wine abounds with notes of wild cherries and boysenberries against a backdrop of crushed rock, black tea and forest floor.
Light bodied with zingy acidity, this wine brings citrus notes, green apple, white flowers and a stony minerality.