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2013 AGLIANICO
2013 AGLIANICO
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2013 AGLIANICO

West of Temperance Winery

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VINTAGE 2013
 
VARIETAL: Aglianico
 
AGLIANICO: “Aglianico” (pronounced roughly “ahl-YAH-nee-koe”) is a black grape grown mostly in Basilicata and Campania / southern Italy. 
 
VARIETAL BLEND: 100% Aglianico
 
Approachable, lively and exciting now, this vintage offers wonderful aging potential.

Powerful and smooth with a tame tannic backbone. Hints of Morello cherry skins give way to black licorice on the palate. 
 
Drink now or continue to hold. Decant 1 hour prior to serving. This wine is ready to drink and enjoy now. Best served in a Bourdeaux style wine glass and with friends, familyand your loved ones. An in-house favorite.
 
↓ Reviews / Customer Tasting Notes ↓
 
93 POINTS " Brown sugar, apple core, pencil shavings. "
 
91 POINTS " Had with Israeli spiced lamb and eggplant. Worked perfectly. Needs about an hour decant. Love these. "
 
91 POINTS CellarTracker
 
92 POINTS Purely Domestic Wine Report (5.4)
 
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↓ WINE FACTS ↓
 
VINTAGE / VARIETAL: 2013 Aglianico
 
AGLIANICO: “Aglianico” (pronounced roughly “ahl-YAH-nee-koe”) is a black grape grown mostly in Basilicata and Campania / southern Italy.
VARIETAL BLEND: 100% Aglianico
 
HARVEST DATE: November 2nd, 2013 (Taniguchi Vineyards) October 23rd, 2013 (Heringer Estates Vineyard)
 
GRAPE SOURCING: Taniguchi Vineyards, Fresno County, Fowler (Madera AVA), California and Heringer Estates Family Vineyards, Yolo County, Clarksburg, California.
VITICULTURAL AREA: Taniguchi Vineyard: Fresno County, Fowler (Madera AVA). Heringer Estates Vineyards:  Clarksburg, Yolo County, California.

VINEYARD SITE:
 
* Taniguchi Vineyard: 1 acre of 90-year-old Thompson vines grafted over to Aglianico in 2008. Aglianico yields from Taniguchi Vineyard is approximately 1 ton per year.
 
* Heringer Estates Family Vineyards: small yields of Aglianico harvested from Clarksburg, Yolo County, California.
 
SOIL TYPE: Delhi Sandy Loam, Hesperia Sandy Loam (Taniguchi) Alluvial Sediment (Heringer)
 
CLONAL SELECTION: VCR 7 Grottaminarda, Italy and VCR 2 Grottaminarda, Italy
 
VINEYARD MANAGEMENT: Earl Taniguchi, Taniguchi Vineyards. Steve Heringer, Heringer Estates Family Vineyards.
 
JUICE ANALYSIS AT HARVEST: 26 Brix, ph 3.67 (Taniguchi) 23.5 Brix, ph 3.40 (Heringer)
 
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 14.4%
 
BOTTLING DATE: March 2015
 
AGEABILITY (estimated): Through 2028
 
OPTIMAL DRINKING WINDOW (estimated): Now through 2024
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 160 cases
 
WINEMAKER’S NOTES: Taniguchi Vineyard: Destemmed, fermented in 1 ton open top fermenters. Heringer Estates Vinyard: 30% whole cluster fermentation and 70% destemmed. Both wines aged in 100% neutral French oak barrels.
 
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: This wine may exhibit tartrate crystals (sometimes referred to as “wine diamonds”) in bottle neck / on cork. This is a natural occurrence which shows the wine to have been minimally handled in the cellar. This wine loves aeration. Decant at least one hour before serving.
 
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