Sangiovese 2013, Dry Creek Valley
This 100% Sangiovese was produced from fruit grown in two exceptional small plantings in Dry Creek Valley—Teldeschi Vineyard and Spadoni Vineyard.
This Sangiovese lover’s treat offers seductive aromatics of subtle black pepper and cranberry mingled with hints of earth and oak. A mouthwatering fusion of ripe blackberry and tart cranberry is laced with a restrained blend of pepper and toasty oak notes. Buoyant acidity lifts the flavors mid-palate, and then stays the course into the long, spice-driven finish.
Unfined & Unfiltered
In the early 1990’s, lifelong grapegrower Ray Teldeschi got Sangiovese budwood from me off Norton Ranch, 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.
100% (5-15 year-old) French oak barrels