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2015 - Sangiovese

Our Sangiovese is grown on an historic vineyard halfway up Soda Canyon Road to Atlas Peak. This site was originally planted with grapes and olive trees in 1883 by farmer and merchant Felix Borreo. Bright cherry fruit and savory spice make our Sangiovese delightful.

Vintage Notes The 2015 growing season in Napa Valley started out with unseasonably warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring. This resulted in an early bud break and bloom. Colder temperatures in May (during the peak of bloom) caused uneven fruit set which ultimately resulted in a much smaller crop in 2015, compared to both average yields and the three abundant years that preceded it. As a result, winemakers worked together with vineyard crews and employed new technologies, like optical sorting, to ensure they picked and crushed only the best quality grapes. The harvest was one of the earliest on record in Napa Valley, beginning on July 22 with the picking of grapes for sparkling wine, and concluding for most all vintners and growers in the valley by mid-October. While ongoing drought was of great concern to farmers around California, Napa Valley received 75% of normal rainfall for the year, bringing far fewer water concerns for Napa Valley’s vintners. Tasting Notes Blackberry aromatics start you on the journey of experiencing this beautiful wine. The first mouthful brings flavors of nutmeg and clove with good structure and balance. This wine is extremely versatile with food pairings, and yes, pizza is one of the best!
  • Varietal 95% Sangiovese
    3% Cabernet Sauvignon
    2% Zinfandel
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • Vineyard 97% Soda Creek Ranch
    3% Stags Leap District
  • Harvest Info September 13 and 18, 2015
    24.0° Brix
  • Skin Contact Average 10 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 16 months of barrel age
    29% new oak
    New oak profile: 29% French
    Overall oak profile: 100% French – 62% in 500 L puncheons, balance in 60-gallon barrels
  • Analysis 14.9% Alcohol
    7.12 g/L TA
    3.18 pH