Red Wine, Vintage 2007
Alegria Vineyard, Russian River Valley
VinTank Wine ID
840-0090-000162-01-2007-0-0002 (permalink, short)
Bottle 750mL (750mL)
VinTank Product ID: 840-0090-000162-01-2007-0-0002-03-3 Suggested Retail Price: US $25.00
California State Fair Wine Competition - Double Gold Medal & Best of Class
Sonoma County Harvest Fair - Gold Medal
A single-vineyard field blend of 98% Sangiovese (7 different clones) with 1% Canaiolo and
2007 marked our 14th Sangiovese harvest. We had mild summer weather, which was ideal for color and flavor development.
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, but that assures that we get well-developed flavors without any overripe character. The quality of the wine also reflects our hands-on attention to the sustainably farmed vines. less
Fog in September extended the growing season as the grapes slowly ripened until harvest.
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.
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!