Pietra Santa Supertuscan Blend Cienega Valley Sassolino 2000

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This "Super Tuscan" style red wine is a blend of Sangiovese and Bordeaux varietals: grapes that are grown on our Estate, located 20 miles from Monterey Bay in the beautiful Cienega Valley. This vintage of Sassolino, "little stone" in Italian, exhibits ripe, juicy raspberry, blackberry, cinnamon, and allspice flavors all wrapped in sweet oak. --Alessio Carli, Winemaker

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Pietra Santa Winery:
The Winery Pietra Santa and its History Pietra Santa is a family-run estate producing artisanal wines and olive oils in California’s Central Coast. The site was planted to winegrapes in the 1850s by Frenchman Theophile Vache who chose the location because of the maritime climate and unique soils. Pietra Santa is 25 miles from Monterey Bay and benefits from cool coastal breezes that allo... Read more
The Winery Pietra Santa and its History Pietra Santa is a family-run estate producing artisanal wines and olive oils in California’s Central Coast. The site was planted to winegrapes in the 1850s by Frenchman Theophile Vache who chose the location because of the maritime climate and unique soils. Pietra Santa is 25 miles from Monterey Bay and benefits from cool coastal breezes that allow for a long growing season. The estate’s location on the San Andreas Fault creates soils rich with granite and limestone that naturally lower yields and add distinctive flavors to the wines. The winery was named PIETRA SANTA, Italian for SACRED STONE, in honor of these exceptional soils. In 2005, the property was purchased by the Blackburns, a family dedicated to preserving and building upon this magnificent winemaking history. Read less

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Snooth User: zhieneah
3215366
5.00 5
12/08/2009

Very smooth, rich, complex , great depth, excellent for sipping slowly, even with heavy appetizers. Excellent finish. Drink now


0.00 5
03/22/2009

This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Gold Series selection. The 2000 Sassolino is a Tuscan-inspired blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, from grapes grown exclusively on the Pietra Santa estate. Sassolino translates to “little stone” in Italian, and is in reference to the granite and limestone rich soils that add interesting characters and flavors to the wine. The 2000 Sassolino was awarded 87 Points – “Highly Recommended” by the Beverage Tasting Institute. On the nose, rich aromas of cherry, sandalwood, sage and vanilla are present, and the wine opens with good concentration and a medium body. The Sassolino is loaded with ripe, mouthfilling fruit, and displays opulent raspberry and blueberry flavors with hints of mint and spice. Pietra Santa’s Sassolino has excellent balance, soft tannins, and a supple texture that pairs well with grilled steaks or lamb chops. Aged 25 months in oak. 54% Sangiovese, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy now until 2010.


Snooth User: zhieneah
3215366
5.00 5
12/08/2009

ready to drink now. very smooth, complex, rich.


Snooth User: ophelia87
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5.00 5
06/07/2007

Five glasses



This "Super Tuscan" style red wine is a blend of Sangiovese and Bordeaux varietals: grapes that are grown on our Estate, located 20 miles from Monterey Bay in the beautiful Cienega Valley. This vintage of Sassolino, "little stone" in Italian, exhibits ripe, juicy raspberry, blackberry, cinnamon, and allspice flavors all wrapped in sweet oak. --Alessio Carli, Winemaker

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