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West of Temperance Winery
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.
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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.
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