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Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley Sangiovese

 

In 1993, one year after we started the winery, Aldo converted a small vineyard block behind his house to Sangiovese and named it after his mother. It turned out to be so good that we broke from our Zinfandel course and added it to the Biale repertoire. This wine has aromas and flavors of dusty strawberries, Bing cherries, rhubarb and red plum with hints of chamomile and savory spice. Light to medium bodied with a clean and bright entry. Full textural tannins with nice acidity make this a perfect wine for pairing with your favorite recipes.

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Harvest Dates: September 7th, 2019

Alcohol:  14.8%

Vintage Notes: A long, warm summer and mild finish to the season. The beginning of the 2019 growing season was defined by copious rainfall and late soil moisture. The long, warm summer saw very few extreme heat events, with foggy mornings setting the stage for vibrant and expressive wines. The long, relatively mild finish to the season, not without its moments of unpredictability, helped to preserve freshness and finesse in the fruit with abundant hang time teasing out great color, structure and soft tannins. Volume is looking to be about average to a little less than average. All in all, exceptional fruit with bright acidity and ample texture promises an amazing vintage.

Ageability:  Drink now or cellar through 2025.

2019 Nonna's Sangiovese