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2007 Acorn Winery Sangiovese Alegria Vineyard Russian River Valley

Acorn Winery

Winery brand: Acorn Winery

Wine Details

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Red Wine, Vintage 2007

Appellation/Region

Russian River Valley - California, United States

Vineyard

Alegria Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Winemaker

Bill Nachbaur

VinTank Wine ID

840-0090-000162-01-2007-0-0002 (permalink, short)

Composition

98% Sangiovese
Harvested on 10/4/07 at 25 Brix

1% Canaiolo
Harvested on 10/4/07 at 25 Brix

1% Mammolo
Harvested on 10/4/07 at 25 Brix

Treatments

57% Hungarian Oak: 17 Mo.
36% American Oak: 17 Mo.
7% French Oak: 17 Mo.

Readings

Alcohol: 14.1%
pH: 3.7
T.A.: 0.6g/100mL

Organic/Biodynamic/Sustainability

Unspecified

SKUs/Formats

Bottle 750mL (750mL)
Closure: Cork
Bottle Date:5/20/09
693 Cases
VinTank Product ID: 840-0090-000162-01-2007-0-0002-03-3 Suggested Retail Price: US $25.00

Accolades
California State Fair Wine Competition - Double Gold Medal & Best of Class

Sonoma County Harvest Fair - Gold Medal

Wine Notes

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Description

A single-vineyard field blend of 98% Sangiovese (7 different clones) with 1% Canaiolo and
1% Mammolo.

Vintage Notes

2007 marked our 14th Sangiovese harvest. We had mild summer weather, which was ideal for color and flavor development.

Vineyard Notes

In 1990, we were delighted to find Sangiovese inter-planted in our old Zinfandel vineyard. We used cuttings from those old Sangiovese vines and six other distinct selections of Sangiovese to plant our Acorn Hill block. We interplanted two other Tuscan grapes that are traditionally blended with Sangiovese: Canaiolo (for color) and Mammolo (for aroma). We attribute the “Italianate” quality in our Sangiovese to both to our cool Russian River Valley climate and that we field blend and co-ferment multiple clones of Sangiovese along with Canaiolo and Mammolo. Our location seems to be at the edge of the grapes’ comfort zone, ... more

Harvest Notes

Fog in September extended the growing season as the grapes slowly ripened until harvest.

Winemaker Notes

After a three day cold soak to extract skin color, we added Brunello yeast to start fermentation. On October 22, we pressed the wine to Bill’s careful selection of barrels that complement the delightful but subtle flavors of our Sangiovese field blend.

Tasting Notes

Subtle yet seductive aromas of toasty oak and ripe plum mingle with hints of rich vanilla and earth notes. A creamy texture, rounded mouthfeel, and bright acidity hold flavors of dark cherry, spicy plum, mocha, and black tea. The luscious vanillin oak layers over the spicy fruit and lingers into the long finish.

Enhanced by 17 months aging in carefully selected barrels, this food-friendly Sangiovese is an ideal match with melon wrapped prosciutto, panzanella salad, brick-oven pizza, spicy roasted chicken, your favorite Italian meal, and more. Salute!

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