This grape called “gree-nyo-lee-no” from northern Piedmont is not widely known outside the region. It’s called “the little strawberry” because of its fresh, strawberry flavor profile. The grape was brought to the United States in 1940 and was inherited by the now legendary Cabernet Sauvignon producer Heitz Cellars. Due to high demand, they’ve continued producing it and have even had to re-plant twice to keep up with demand. Packed with bright fruit flavors and a zing of lemon peel, it is easy to see why this wine is often called “the little strawberry” in its native Piedmont, Italy. A charming hint of spice adds excitement on the finish.