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Sangiovese 2018, Dry Creek Valley

Sangiovese 2018, Dry Creek Valley
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Sangiovese is best known as the basis for the great wines of Tuscany. In California, as in Italy, Sangiovese will only show its best in a very few and favored locations. This 100% Sangiovese wine comes from two vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley that are such sites. Aged for 25 months in older, neutral 60 gallon barrels to allow varietal flavors to shine.

Wine Specs
Dry Creek Valley
Harvest Date
23.74 (at harvest)
6.3 g/L
26 months in 100% 5-12 year-old neutral oak barrels
Bottling Date
Residual Sugar
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The aromas offer that rustic essence desired in a Sangiovese, with traces of minerality, earth undertones, cherry and cranberry. With the first sip, discover a beautifully balanced wine with an ideal blend of dark flavors, a light essence and bright, mouthwatering acidity. A blend of wild cherry, pomegranate, red plum and dried strawberry fuses with a complex mix of briary sage, tobacco, spicy cedar and toasted herbs. Harmonious and seductive, this wine disappears quickly once it’s opened.
Vineyard Notes
This 100% Sangiovese was produced from fruit grown in two exceptional small plantings in Dry Creek Valley— Teldeschi Vineyard and Spadoni Vineyard. In the early 1990’s, lifelong grapegrower Ray Teldeschi got Sangiovese budwood from our Norton Ranch on Lytton Springs, and planted it on his “Home Ranch” that is next door to our winery on the Dry Creek bench. The southwest exposure and excellent drainage of the site helps the finicky Sangiovese vines fully ripen the grapes every year. The Spadoni Vineyard is a tiny planting on the hillside behind the home of long time friends Ken and June Spadoni. They planted an acre of Sangiovese on the western edge of Dry Creek because of a love for the wine, and meticulously farm this small plot.
Production Notes
In 2018, Mother Nature gave us another bounty from this challenging grape. The overall large crop contained many small berries, allowing us to make a perfectly balanced wine.
Food Pairing Notes
The perfect pairing wine that complements most cuisines from pot stickers to pizza, or a hearty Moroccan beef stew to baked mostaccioli.