This mountain-grown “super-Tuscan” is more than a mouthful, with wild berries, rich, ripe plums, hints of vanilla and leather and an amazing mid-palate that continues to evolve with incredible clarity and a luxurious finish. Always very limited in production, the Sangiovese took a particularly hard hit in 2004, when wet spring conditions resulted in lower yields. If this wine is in your offering, please don’t be offended that your allocation has dropped so dramatically – that’s all there is!

Appellation: Sonoma County
Vintage: 2004
Harvest: October 2004
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: French Oak
Blend: 75% Sangiovese
25% Merlot
Alcohol: 14.8%
Bottling: December 2005
Production: 200 (500 ml bottles) cases
Release Date: April 2006
Price:
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Reviews

  • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: May/June 2007 Online Review
    Rating: 90

    Moderately saturated bright red. High-toned raspberry and nutty aromas lifted by a floral topnote. Juicy and brisk, with bright acidity and lively red fruit and floral flavors that reminded me of a pinot noir. This was aged in neutral oak.

  • The Wine Advocate:
    Rating: 91

    The beautiful 2004 Sangiovese offers classic strawberry, earth, and leathery aromas, medium body, fine texture, a layered mouthfeel, and surprising depth. It is best consumed during its first 4-5 years of life.