Kellner Buoni Anni Sangiovese 2008
Buoni Anni 2008, Santa Barbara (300 Six Pack Cases Produced) Jamie and Julie Kellner have made a commitment to Sangiovese because of their passion for classic Tuscan wines. The estate has been planted with numerous clones of Sangiovese on the hilly slopes of their Los Olivos estate. There are over 2,400 vines per acre along with the only plantings of Canaiolo and Colorino in California. They are also producing a limited quantity of Sangiovese from purchased fruit under the Buoni Anni label. The winery will release the estate wine, CENT’ANNI, in 2013. For Buoni Anni, the Sangiovese grapes are sourced from top vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley. Sangiovese, which gets its name from Sanguis Jovis ("the blood of Jove"), makes compelling wine and for Buoni Anni it is judiciously blended with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to expand the expression. Buoni Anni is barrel fermented in 500 liter upright wooden puncheons and then aged 20 months in neutral puncheons in our cool cellar. This Italian style wine is fruit forward with a dry finish and makes it the perfect compliment with any meal.
We are a small producer of Syrah, a Rhone style blend called M5, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and a few other varietals. Our grapes are purchased from the finest growers in Santa Barbara County. In addition, we are beginning to import a few exceptional wines we have found in our travels to the wine regions of Italy and France.