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2016 SANGIOVESE
2016 SANGIOVESE
west-of-temperance-winery - 2016 Sangiovese - West of Temperance Winery - Wine
west-of-temperance-winery - 2016 Sangiovese - West of Temperance Winery - Wine

2016 SANGIOVESE

West of Temperance Winery

Regular price $48.00 $39.99 Sale

VARIETAL: Sangiovese

VINTAGE 2016

VARIETAL BLEND: 100% Sangiovese

Certified organic Sangiovese sourced from Eaglepoint Ranch, Mendocino, California.

Rainier cherries crushed over wet stones. Tahitian Vanilla bean, resin and herbs de Provence on the nose. Palate of black pepper, dried oregano with a slightly creamy texture and bracing acidity.

Drink now or hold.

 

WINE FACTS:

VINTAGE / VARIETAL: 2016 Sangiovese

VARIETAL BLEND: 100% Sangiovese

HARVEST DATE: October, 1st 2016

GRAPE SOURCING: Eaglepoint Ranch, Ukiah, Mendocino County, California

VITICULTURAL AREA: Ukiah, Mendocino County, California

VINEYARD SITE: Eaglepoint Ranch, Ukiah, Mendocino County, California. Mountain vineyard planted in 1975. 1,800-foot elevation. 82-acre vineyard site. Low yields. Certified organic vineyard (CCOF).

SOIL TYPE: Fertile decomposed sandstone, timber red loam, upland pasture soils.

CLONAL SELECTION: Unknown

VINEYARD MANAGEMENT: Rowland Wentzel, Eaglepoint Ranch

JUICE ANALYSIS AT HARVEST: 24.7 Brix at harvest, ph = 3.6

ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 14.5% 

BOTTLING DATE: January 29th, 2018 

AGEABILITY (estimated): Through 2031 OPTIMAL DRINKING WINDOW (estimated): 2020 to 2025. Now through 2025

TOTAL PRODUCTION: 120 cases 

WINEMAKER’S NOTES: Destemmed, fermented in 1 ton open top fermenters. Aged in 100% neutral French and American oak barrels. Extended maceration for 60 days.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Decant at least one hour before serving.

↓ Reviews / Customer Tasting Notes ↓

91 POINTS "Impressive domestic Sangiovese. Bright, fresh red cherries, red plum skin, cocoa, and smoked tea leaf notes, with some sweet spice tones underneath. Really enjoyed this. "

93 POINTS "Lush, rich, but all in balance. "

Wine 1 Percent Review  |  2016 Sangiovese:

"Muddy, ripe pear gorgeousness with all the dirty sex and verve running acacia and sweaty horse up into sharp, angular stalls, not quite liqueur, not quite something I would call “concentrated”, not quite thin and meager either. Despite a chunk of glycerine and some of its banana kin hanging around, despite big fat cherry, it still manages to show the world what Sangiovese can do all by itself in the new world.

Juicy and round in the mouth. The bitterness of all the angular briar and maybe even a bit of petrol plays wonderfully into the slight acid prodding the ripe fruit. An overlay of this sharp crescendo basks in warm cherry far into the finish.

Not gonna lie this is a geeky wine. Not for Super-Tuscan lovers or Chianti Classico Riserva drinkers. All the Mendo green-ness and ridiculous briar you typically see thwarted toward, say, pinot or zin or merlot–or any of the myriad of grapes Mendo does amazingly well in its slightly peculiar way–is in this case NOT projected squarely on Sangiovese. Quite a surprising wine, and not ordinary at all." 4/2020

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