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Lionheart Wines Sangiovese Santa Barbara County White Hawk 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

The fruit for this wine came from the very sandy White Hawk Vineyard in Santa Barbara County. The vines had to work extra hard resulting in concentrated and pure fruit rarely seen outside of Tuscany. A small amount (3%) of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the Young-Inglewood Vineyard was blended in to enhance the finish, aromas / flavor complexity and overall balance.<br/><br/> The wine is a deep ruby/purple with pronounced aroma intensity of candied rose petals, violets, blueberry, and cherry (red, dark and sour) made in the Super Tuscan tradition. The palate shows medium tannins, medium+ length, high acidity and flavors matching the aromas with the addition of cranberry, red currants and cracked peppercorns on the finish. The wine will be ready to drink at release with peak development 1 to 2 years after release.<br/><br/> It is an excellent wine best served with tomato-based Italian pasta dishes, wild boar, peppercorn flank steak and BBQ chicken. The wine shows that California can grow excellent Sangiovese!<br/><br/>

Region: USA » California » Santa Barbara

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  • 2007

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Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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Lionheart Wines:
Lionheart Wines is a boutique winery producing premium food-friendly wines. Our wines have crisp acidity, complex and layered aromas and flavors, and excellent mouth-feel, all of which combine into lovely, balanced wines ready to drink upon release but also with aging potential! We are proud supporters of The Lionheart School, Rebuilding Together - San Francisco and the SPCA of San Francisco.... Read more
Lionheart Wines is a boutique winery producing premium food-friendly wines. Our wines have crisp acidity, complex and layered aromas and flavors, and excellent mouth-feel, all of which combine into lovely, balanced wines ready to drink upon release but also with aging potential! We are proud supporters of The Lionheart School, Rebuilding Together - San Francisco and the SPCA of San Francisco. We donate 5% of each purchase when you specify which charity you would like to support. We have donated $2044.73 so far and hoping to greatly increase that number! The Lionheart School is having it's annual wine charity auction on January 23, 2010. Please consider making a donation to help them build a permanent home! Please explore the web site to find out more about our wines and how to purchase the wines. We have provided suggested food pairings along with the supporting recipes for your dining pleasure. Read less

The fruit for this wine came from the very sandy White Hawk Vineyard in Santa Barbara County. The vines had to work extra hard resulting in concentrated and pure fruit rarely seen outside of Tuscany. A small amount (3%) of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the Young-Inglewood Vineyard was blended in to enhance the finish, aromas / flavor complexity and overall balance.<br/><br/> The wine is a deep ruby/purple with pronounced aroma intensity of candied rose petals, violets, blueberry, and cherry (red, dark and sour) made in the Super Tuscan tradition. The palate shows medium tannins, medium+ length, high acidity and flavors matching the aromas with the addition of cranberry, red currants and cracked peppercorns on the finish. The wine will be ready to drink at release with peak development 1 to 2 years after release.<br/><br/> It is an excellent wine best served with tomato-based Italian pasta dishes, wild boar, peppercorn flank steak and BBQ chicken. The wine shows that California can grow excellent Sangiovese!<br/><br/>

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