This stately, elegant beauty is made from the Sangiovese Grosso clone, the same grape used to make esteemed Brunello di Montalcino. Mountain grown Sangiovese are picked at the peak of ripeness and blended with clone 2 Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Verdot for balance and structure.
Cherry, violet, pipe tobacco and cedar nose integrated harmoniously with sweet spice. Ripe Cherry, raspberry and dark plum is integrated into this muscular frame. Velvet tannins allow for a long smooth finish. Classic Tuscan flavours with a riper Napa Valley touch.
From Stagecoach Vineyards at Atlas Peak, where soils, elevation and exposure combine for the best conditions to attain the ideal expression of these precious vines.
Hand-sorted whole berries are cold soaked and fermented at low temperatures before barrel ageing.
Food Pairing Notes
Hearty Italian dishes like Osso bucco, rich pastas, meat lasagna, lamb shank, steaks and stews.
Decanting for 1-2 hours will allow this wine to shine at its best. Ageing potential of 10-20 years.