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Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: Grapes grown near Oakville in the heart of Napa Valley were transformed into this rich and flavorful red wine. Aromas of leather, black cherry, butterscotch and oak become ripe cherry, plum, and chocolate raspberry on the palate. Barrel aged for 33 months.

Varietal Definition
Sanguis Jovis, the Latin origin for the varietal name, literally means “blood of Jove.” Sangiovese is one of the oldest known varietals and it is likely that ancient Etruscan winemakers cultivated it, although the first literary reference to Sangiovese was in 1722. Sangiovese is probably indigenous to Tuscany, whose most famous wine is Chianti. Chianti is a blend that currently contains a minimum of 90% Sangiovese.Sangiovese thrives in hot dry climates. Because these climatic criteria generally enhance quantity, rather than quality, it takes careful cultivation and winemaking techniques to produce really excellent wine from this grape.


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