98 Points, Best of Class - 2022 Sunset International Wine Competition
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
Deep garnet-purple in color, with notes of crushed blueberries, ripe, fresh blackberries and warm cassis plus hints of cherries, black olives, currants and a touch of black pepper. The full-bodied palate is chock full of crunchy black fruits, framed by ripe chewy tannins.
Aromas of fresh peach, Asian pear, citrus, and honeycomb to delight your senses. The flavors are just as complex with hints of Madagascar vanilla followed by fresh lemon, green apple, wildflower honey, stone fruit, and a touch of lavender. The rich, dense texture is balanced by its juicy acidity, leading to great minerality and a long, satisfying finish.
94 Points, Editors' Choice
Bold and berrylike, full-bodied and saturated with jammy blackberry and raspberry that coat the palate and give a luscious ripeness that keeps on giving. Notes of stewed plums, Morello cherries and raspberry pie and spice, wild thyme and hoisin. The palate is laden with red and black berry layers, supported by chewy tannins.