Nose

Blackberry, cedar, and vanilla on the nose.

Palate

Cherry cola, blackberries, cedar, nutmeg, and vanilla on the palate.

Growing Conditions

Our 2015 Sangiovese Riserva comes from the Game Farm Vineyard on the Silverado Trail below Rector Dam. This vineyard has continuously produced the extraordinary grapes selected for our Sangiovese. It was selected for its Brunello clone and shallow, rocky soil. In these soils, the stressed vines produce the superior quality Sangiovese that we pick. The 2015 vintage experienced uniquely low yields which resulted in condensed fruit flavors and bold tannins that allow for great aging potential.

Winemaking

Warm temperature malolactic fermentation.

Aging

20 months in French and Hungarian oak.

Food Pairing

Lamb, osso bucco, salumi, hearty Italian inspired dishes