Across the board, we find our 2008 reds to be stunning and expressive in the lush style reminiscent of 2002.  While the 2007 wines are concentrated, structured and age-worthy as in 2001, the 2008’s are all about immediate gratification, with ripe, integrated tannins, a roundness in the mid-palate that is sure to seduce, and aromas that are simply off-the-charts.  A severe April freeze drastically reduced crop levels, but perfect growing conditions allowed the light crop to reach intense levels of ripeness.  Our Sangiovese has gorgeous flavors of dried berry, chocolate-covered cherry, graphite and sasparilla.  Texturally, Sangiovese’s typical lean profile and ripe tannins are fleshed out by 10% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Appellation: Sonoma County
Vintage: 2008
Harvest: October 2008
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: French Oak
Blend: 80% Sangiovese
10% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Merlot
Alcohol: 15%
Bottling: August 2009
Production: 170 (500 ml bottles) cases
Release Date: April 2010
Price: $55.00