2013RossodiSonoma

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Tasting Notes

Aromatic and opulent with sweet ripe berry fruit, gobs of cassis, vanilla, cedar, spice and floral notes. The palate is evenly textured and rich based, around a core of solid fruit; blackberry, cassis and red cherry. Additional flavors of mocha, vanilla and spices bring some complexity to the fruit forward style of Rosso di Sonoma. Fine powdery tannins and lively acidity keep the finish fresh and the flavors lingering.

Vineyards

The grapes for Rosso di Sonoma are all Estate grown, farmed high in the western side of the Mayacamas Mountains. The rich volcanic soils and high elevations of our Cavedale Road Vineyard impart power and dimension to our Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes while the Trinity Ranch property, with its higher elevation and gentle loamy slopes, provide a Syrah grape with a robust structure and earthy mineral overtones.

Winemaking Techniques

Hand-harvested grapes from low yielding vines are picked in the cool early mornings, the fruit brought directly to the winery to be crushed to stainless steel tanks. Cold soaking and warm fermentations were followed by an extended maceration of up to four weeks on some batches. The resulting wine is pressed to 100% French oak barrels previously used to mature our flagship wine Poggio alla Pietra and left to age for 18 months. Our Rosso is designed for immediate and pleasurable drinking alongside everyday food with family.