Nose

Begins with the perfumed aromas of fresh baked blackberry tart with hints of clove and black pepper.

Palate

The big fruit flavors of dark bramble berries continue on the palate in a full bodied manner with a touch of white pepper and vanilla. Finishing boldly with cedar and creamy vanilla.

Growing Conditions

Our 2013 Sangiovese is sourced from vineyards throughout the Napa Valley. Our winemaker, Shawna Miller, selected these particular vineyards because of their grower’s dedication to making quality Sangiovese in Cabernet country. The 2013 harvest was characterized by ideal moderate-to-warm growing conditions and cool evenings. Because Sangiovese is an early ripening varietal, these tends to be the first red grapes we harvest, usually in mid- September.

Bottling

We bottled this wine in July 2015.

Winemaking

After completing fermentation in two weeks, the juice was drained from the tanks and the remaining must gently pressed straight into barrels.

Aging

This wine was then barrel aged for fourteen months in 20% new French & Hungarian oak barrels with the remainder in neutral French Oak. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon were blended to enhance the natural tannin structure of Sangiovese.