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From Computer Chips to Barrels of Wine, Silicon Valley Exec Follows the Dream

Vino Vargas Debuts Collection of Four 2011 Vintage Red Wines

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/12 -- Pedro Vargas grew up farming and, after completing his education in Electrical Engineering, never thought he would ever go back. Skilled in technology and marketing, the Silicon Valley high-tech executive and entrepreneur closed sexy deals like putting The Rolling Stones albums on memory chips and negotiating entertainment content deals with major television networks and record labels. Vargas became a much sought after business specialist at tech companies like Intel, Yahoo and SanDisk. Now as a UC Davis trained winemaker, he has swapped the cubicle for the vineyard and the board room for the barrel room and makes wines under his own Vino Vargas brand.

The Northern California boutique winery, today released its much anticipated line of red premium wines. The 2011 collection consists of four meticulously crafted wines to please the palates of serious red wine drinkers and earn accolades from critics. Each individually crafted wine is made with handpicked grapes from select single vineyards. The collection features memorable names for each wine that highlight the origin and varietal of the grape. The four wines include:

2011 Rio Ruso, Pinot Noir - This Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is from a select single vineyard just west of Windsor, CA. The character and richness of Rio Ruso truly represent the unique aspects of the Russian River appellation. Full bodied with rich berry fruit, Rio Ruso is accented with a hint of smoke and vanilla aromas making it very food friendly. The name "Rio Ruso" is derived from the Spanish translation for "Russian River."

2011 Toro Tinto, Tempranillo - Central to the great Rioja wines of Spain, Tempranillo has only recently become widely known in California and other parts of the new world. The grapes for the Toro Tinto are from a single vineyard in Lake County, which closely resembles the weather of the Rioja region. The name, "Toro" (Bull) and "Tinto" (Red), reflect the name used in the region of Toro, located in central Spain, where the Tempranillo grapes are grown. If you're looking for something new to drink with your friends, this is the wine for you!

2011 El Taxi, Cabernet Sauvignon - El Taxi represents the best of California Cabs with an old world Bordeaux sensibility. Its lush, full-bodied and velvety finish includes a blend of Merlot to enhance the complexity. The grapes come from a single vineyard in the Clements Hill AVA in central California. The name is a play on "Cab," which is short for Cabernet Sauvignon. Since 'taxi' is equivalent to 'cab,' we've named this wine El Taxi. (El means 'the' in Spanish.)

2011 Miserere, Merlot - Miserere is the one elegant Merlot that will trigger your taste buds to crave Merlot once again. With single vineyard grapes from the Mokelumne River AVA in central California, Miserere is a very approachable, medium-bodied wine that will pair well with a variety of dishes. "Miserere" (pronounced mis-eh-rare-eh) is short for "Miserere mei, deus". We like Merlot and Latin.

All of the wines are aged in 30% new French oak and production for each wine is limited to 150 cases.

About Vino Vargas
Vino Vargas is a Northern California boutique winery focusing on classic and emerging wines. Grapes are hand-harvested from single vineyards and production is limited to small lots to ensure the highest quality. Each wine is produced, aged and blended meticulously by an amazing team headed by Winemaker Pedro Vargas. Ultra-light glass bottles and recyclable packaging are used to responsibly offset the ecological cost of shipping wine. Vino Vargas has launched a national taste tour with its virtual tasting room. To learn more or to purchase Vino Vargas wines please visit www.vinovargas.com. You can also 'Like Us' on Facebook www.facebook.com/VinoVargasWine and follow us on Twitter under @VinoVargasWine.

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