2016 Sangiovese Mayacamas Estate
“This Estate grown fruit is a shining example of this fine Italian varietal. A lovely garnet red, it delights on the nose with dried cherries, flowers, red currants, and pomegranate seeds. Underneath are subtle notes of cinnamon and a graphite minerality that marry with an elegant structure and balanced mouthwatering acidity.” – Justin Carr
An early bud break, wet spring soils, and a long growing season produced a vintage with excellent quality. The wet spring started fast and the rapid growth was met with average summer temperatures, which slowed development and reduced yields. The result was a moderate crop of well-concentrated fruit that ripened fully and slowly before an early harvest.
Food Pairing Notes
Fresh pasta and grass-fed beef ragu, oven-roasted carrots with tarragon