Hoke, are you sure? While there have certainly been Italians involved in the California wine business—Antinori / Atlas Peak comes to mind—I can’t find anything on the net about a connection between Trinchero Family Estates in California and Ezio Trinchero in Agliano Terme, Piedmont, Italy, and the Italian logo is not listed along with all the others (I didn’t know about Joel Gott) on the California Trinchero company website (http://www.tfewines.com
). But then, neither is Soleo, and the site was last updated 4 years ago. Anyway, the Trinchero Barbera d’Asti we drank is worth searching for—Sutter Home, maybe not.