Sterling Vineyards Sangiovese Napa Valley Cellar Club 2008
Our Sangiovese gives you a glimpse of two worlds in one glass: an expressive, ancient varietal character combined with the influence of New World practices. The grapes were hand harvested at the peak of maturity, then placed in a cold soak to gently extract subtle nuances of aromas and flavors. During fermentation, we utilized rotary fermentors for a majority of the wine, which reduced its exposure to oxygen and preserved the fruit expression. The wine was aged for 18 months in a combination of oak barrels, lending structure, roundness and hint of barrel spices.
Our iconic winery is perched high above the town of Calistoga on a mid-valley hill. Its stark architectural beauty, state-of-the-art winemaking facility, and panoramic views of Napa Valley from the rooftop deck have attracted visitors from all 50 states for over 30 years.
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Expressive, playful and light footed, our Sangiovese integrates Napa style into this predominantly Old World varietal. On the nose, gentle oak influences weave through the red-fruit aromas, imparting nuances of vanilla and baking spice to dark plum, cherry and cassis. Full bodied and smooth, the palate carries layers of juicy black currants and red stone-fruit draped in a light blanket of fine tannins. The intensity of fruit persists through the finish, leaving a juicy impression in the mouth. Approachable and fruit driven, this wine is perfect for al fresco picnics or barbecues
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