2001 Valley of the Moon
Sonoma County Sangiovese

Sonoma County Sangiovese

Wine Description
FRESH BLACKBERRIES AND CLOVE MELLOWED BY AROMAS OF OAK AND HINTS OF BLACK PEPPER.
WELL STRUCTURED WITH A LONG, LINGERING FINISH.

WINEMAKER NOTES

While Sangiovese is an up-and-coming varietal for California, it is a long-revered traditional Mediterranean varietal which has proven to be well suited to Sonoma County.
The fruit for this Sangiovese comes from three of our best vineyards, the Mazzoni Vineyard in the Alexander Valley, the Saini Vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley and our Estate Vineyard in the Sonoma Valley. All three appellations are known for their warm summer days and cool evening breezes. As Sangiovese is one of the most delicate of red wines, the grapes are handled very carefully during picking and vinification. The fruit for the 2001 Sangiovese was picked in late September and early October. After fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.


FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS

This release of Sangiovese is delicious with hearty pastas, fowl and dishes that include parmesan cheese, tomatoes and basil. Also pairs well with rosemary chicken and roasted meats.

COMPOSITION: 89% Sangiovese,
6% Barbera, 5% Merlot

APPELATION: 40% Alexander Valley, 30% Dry Creek Valley, 30% Sonoma Valley

AGING: 18 months in French oak barrels.

ACID/PH: 6.23g/L / 3.70 pH

ALCOHOL: 14.5%

PRODUCTION: 1325 cases

BOTTLED: August 2003
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