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Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley Sangiovese

 

In 1992, 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 Bing cherries, rhubarb, strawberries and red plum with hints of chamomile and savory spice. 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. Drink now or cellar through 2022. Available to Black Chicken Society members.

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Harvest Dates: September 26, 2018

Alcohol: 14.7%

Vintage Notes: Seamless season of heavenly hangtime and phenomenal phenolic development. February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels. Volume is looking great, up 20-30% increase over average crop quantity.

Ageability:  Drink now or cellar through 2025.

2018 Nonna's Sangiovese (14.8% Alc)