2018 - Borreo Ranch Sangiovese

Our Sangiovese is grown on a 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.

About Borreo Ranch
In 1888, Italian immigrant and Napa grocer Felix Borreo built a stone and redwood winery on his vineyard property near Napa Soda Springs. Borreo planted new vines in addition to fruit and olive orchards. In 1992, the Miller family purchased the site, and the winery remained one of Napa’s last ‘ghost’ wineries – until it was destroyed in the 2017 wildfires. These bottlings are the Miller family tribute to Felix Borreo and this fruitful property.

Behind the Label
The illustrations of these botanicals on the bottle were designed by artist and Walt Disney’s great-granddaughter, Annabelle Rey Miller – a fourth-generation winery owner.

Pairing recommendations
: Salami, Fennel, Peppers & Mozzarella Mac & Cheese, Mushroom Pizza, Holiday Turkey

Borreo Ranch Sangiovese
Tasting Notes Pronounced aromas of pomegranate, blackberry, cherry, raspberry, and toasty vanilla with subtle layers of dried herbs and savory tomato leaf. Medium-bodied with spicy herbs, lush fruit, and a tanginess on the palate. Great energy and balanced tannins provide a long finish with persistent fruit flavor. Reviews 92 points, The SOMM Journal, Jonathan Cristaldi, June-July 2021 issue
90 points, Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone, 11/1/2021
90 points, Wine.com, Wilfred Wong, 6/20/2021 Vintage Notes February saw abundant rains, followed by a relatively cool spring and early summer. Bud break occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating a plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun and cooler marine influences, uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The mild summer was followed by moderate heat in the fall, which allowed the fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels.
  • Varietal 100% Sangiovese
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • Vineyard 100% Borreo Ranch
  • Harvest Info October 1 and 17, 2018
    Average 23.9° Brix
  • Skin Contact Average 11 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 13 months barrel age in 60-gallon and 500L French oak barrels
    16% new French oak
    Overall oak profile: 100% French
  • Analysis 14.2% Alcohol
    5.75 g/L TA
    3.46 pH
    0.05% Rs
  • Limited Production 2,236 cases
  • Aging Suggestions 3-5 years peak; drink by 7-9 years