The nose is full of red fruits and floral character accompanied by anise, cinnamon, clove and cocoa powder notes.
The palate is structured by the wine’s acidity, but grows more rich in the glass. Layers of cherry, plum and raspberry lead to a finish that is classically Sangiovese with mouthwatering red fruits and subtle notes of dried roses, toasted brioche, and chocolate. The wine has just enough chewy tannins to lend persistence to the complex flavors
2012 was the third consecutive cool and late growing season. Winter ended with
moderate rainfall in March, giving us a long growing season which led to richer flavor
development. We opened the vine canopies to ensure sunlight, warmth and good air
circulation around the grape clusters. The night-harvested grapes retained their enticing aromas and naturally pleasing acidity all the way to the bottle.
"Long Meadow Ranch's 2012 Mayacamas Estate Sangiovese shows off the charm of its
terroir. The grapes were estate-grown on an appropriately exposed mountain block
during a moderate and dry growing season. The relatively late picking date (hang time)
promoted concentrated fruit and soft tannins without compromising the varietal vibrancy and perfume.
Fresh pasta and LMR grass-fed beef ragu or oven-roasted carrots with tarragon.