Gold Medal - 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
The result is a stylish proprietary blend that is robust, elegant, and showy in its youth, and strengthened by layers of complexity, natural richness, and backbone that will allow the personality of the wine to expand in the cellar.
Pair with a slightly smokey gouda, herbaceous genoa salami, and slow roasted pork shoulder and beef tenderloin. A hearty stew or Osso Buco are some other favorite dishes highly recommended with this robust blend.
The grapes that make this wine are all from some of our favorite vineyards in Sonoma Valley; the Sangiovese from the Alpicella Vineyard Estate and both the Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from Deerfield Ranch Vineyards.
This Super-Tuscan style blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah.
Winemaker: Michael Muscardini
Appellation: Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County
Varietals: 52% Sangiovese, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 22% Syrah
Rich, dark black fruits, blueberries, blackberry bon bons, cassis, fragrant violets, tobacco leaf, and baking spices. Long, plush tannins alongside its dense fruit character. The palate delivers baked berry crisp, black and red fruits, toasted walnuts, brioche and cedar on the finish.
Deep garnet-purple color with enticing and fragrant with notes of blackberry pie, Bourbon soaked maraschino cherries, Madagascar vanilla bean, mission figs, graphite, candied walnut, and cedar. Its palate provides big, round chewy tannins, stewed black plums, brambly black fruit, toasted nuts, char, and a touch of dark roast coffee.
Black cherry cordial, fresh blackberries, strawberry rhubarb pie, mocha, cedar, dark chocolate, and a hint of graphite on the nose. The palate is bursting with mixed berry compote, blackberry jam, cacao bean, and toasted walnuts on the finish. This wine has great texture that ultimately finishes with round, silky smooth tannins.