Aromas of dried strawberry, red cherry, rhubarb, and sweet exotic spices framed by supple, toasty oak
A blend of Sangiovese fruit from our own estate vineyard in the Diamond Mountain District along with fruit from Voyager Vineyard, with a touch of Napa Valley Merlot.
Winter provided a record-breaking rainfall, a welcome end to the 4 years of drought. Bloom and fruit set in May occured under ideal conditions. Summer was warm but the vines weathered the heat well and maturity moved along at a steady pace. The 2017 wine quality shows a lot of sweet fruit flavors and firm tannin structure in the reds. Looking like it will be another classic year! - Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking
Sangiovese is an historic red wine grape variety originating in Northern Italy, where it is recognized as the superior variety. It often forms part of a blend to create harmonious, focused food wines.