Our 2016 Sangiovese is an elegant wine teeming with forceful aromas and flavors. The initial bouquet is an austere smattering of sour cherry, leather, and tea leaf. These aromas gradually transition to a bright berry note with hints of earth and chocolate. Delicious on its own by the glass or a perfect match with Tuscan fare. Enjoy the brightness of this wine in its youth.
Appellation: Placer County
Composition: 95% Sangiovese | 5% Petite Sirah
Harvest Date: September 2016
Aging: 16 Months
Production: 250 Cases
Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine (Oct. 2018)
Readily identifiable as Sangiovese from its first, slightly dusty, red cherry sniff and staying in clear focus from there with scattered suggestions of tea and soft spice emerging as its mid-depth flavors unfold, this ever-so-slightly tannic effort hits the varietal mark as far as fruity brightness is concerned. If certainly capable of keeping for a couple of years, it is ready to enjoy now and will drink nicely with lighter, tomato-influenced dishes and most any pasta so long its sauce is red.
San Francisco International Wine Competition (2018)