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2014 AGLIANICO
2014 AGLIANICO
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2014 AGLIANICO

West of Temperance Winery

Regular price $59.00 Sale

GOLD MEDAL WINE  |  WINEMAKERS RESERVE SELECTION

VARIETAL: Aglianico

VINTAGE: 2014

VARIETAL BLEND: 100% Aglianico

Simmering acidity with tame tannins. Subtle notes of toast, game and hibiscus tea.

Grapes from the Taniguchi Vineyard (Fowler, California) and the Heringer Estates Vineyard (Clarksburg, California).

Polished and beautifully fresh and racy, this wine has a lifted nose of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. This wine is velvety via several weeks of post fermentation maceration.

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↓ CUSTOMER TASTING NOTES ↓

91 POINTS "In a really good place. Drank well with linguine with seafood diavolo. Classic dark aglianico up front but a decent bit of fruit peaking out when hitting the garlic from the food."

92 POINTS CellarTracker

GOLD MEDAL SF Chronicle Wine Competition 2019

90 POINTS Purely Domestic Wine Report (Vol. 5.4)

92 POINTS " Terrific with food. I’ll be buying a few more."

↓ REVIEWS ↓

↓ Wine 1 Percent  |  September 9, 2020  |  " CALIFORNICATION " ↓

" The kind of gorgeous transparent garnet that tells you you’re in for an interesting grape and something beautifully un-fucked-with. Steely bold in aroma, the fruit a low-lying nectar, the structure nasal-clearing. Rosy berry, cedar, licorice, and hog-wallow bright and complex, tertiary definitely playing a role in settling it down and pulling everything together. Funkily European in the mouth with a density of middle screaming California. Fruit runs a perfect concentrated blackberry and cherry liqueur, thinly spread out all over the tongue with churning acidity gripping the sides for dear life. A little age warms the soul all the way down, rounding things off and giving a leathery feel to the tannin. Light and refreshing–not taking itself too seriously–but deep inside there lurks a monster. Such is the game with Aglianico. " 9/2020

↑  Wine 1 Percent  |  September 9, 2020  |  " CALIFORNICATION " ↑  

↓ WINE FACTS ↓

2014 Aglianico PDF Factsheet

VARIETAL: Aglianico

VARIETAL BLEND: 100% Aglianico

VINTAGE: 2014

AGLIANICO: “Aglianico” (pronounced roughly “ahl-YAH-nee-koe”) is a black grape grown mostly in the southern regions of Italy, mostly Basilicata and Campania.

HARVEST DATE: September 21st, 2014 (Taniguchi Vineyards) October 14th, 2014 (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 is 1 ton.

* 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: 24.7 Brix, ph 3.51 (Taniguchi) 24 Brix, ph 3.50 (Heringer)

ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 14.4%

BOTTLING DATE: June 2016

AGEABILITY (estimated): Through 2029

OPTIMAL DRINKING WINDOW (estimated): Now through 2026

TOTAL PRODUCTION: 180 cases

WINEMAKER’S NOTES:

Taniguchi Vineyard: Destemmed, fermented in 1 ton open top fermenters.

Heringer Estates Vineyard: 30% whole cluster fermentation and 70% destemmed. Both wines aged in 100% neutral French oak barrels.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: This wine loves aeration. Decant at least one hour before serving.

2014 Aglianico PDF Factsheet

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