2014 Petroni Vineyards Rosso di Sonoma Estate Grown

Year: 2014
Appellation: Moon Mountain District, Sonoma County
Country: USA-California
Wine Advocate: 86
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
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$48 LIST PRICE AT THE WINERY!! VERY VERY GOOD!!...Variety: 64% Sangiovese, 29% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon

"Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 Rosso di Sonoma is scented of baked red and black currants and blackberries with earth, cigar box and tea hints. The palate is full-bodied, earthy and very chewy with nice freshness, finishing a little grippy. 957 cases produced." (WA)

Winery Notes:
The grapes for Rosso di Sonoma are all Estate grown, farmed high in the western side of the Mayacamas Mountains. The red volcanic soils and ideal aspect of our Cavedale Road Vineyard impart power and dimension to our Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes while the Trinity Ranch property, with its higher elevation and gentle loamy slopes, provide fruit with a robust structure and earthy mineral overtones.

Winemaking Techniques:
Hand-harvested grapes from low yielding vines are picked in the cool early mornings, the fruit brought directly to the winery to be crushed to stainless steel tanks. Cold soaking and warm fermentations were followed by an extended maceration of up to four weeks on some batches. The resulting wine is pressed to 100% French oak barrels previously used to mature our flagship wine Poggio alla Pietra and left to age for 18 months. Our Rosso is designed for immediate and pleasurable drinking alongside everyday food with family and friends.

Tasting Notes:
Blood red. A rich nose opening up with vanilla, cassis and blackberry but also showing itself a meaty-savory style of wine with caramel and spice notes as well. Generous palate though still fresh and lively. Plenty of secondary notes again; orange zest, black tea and licorice mingle with black cherry and raspberry on a dense and sinewy structured palate. Deliciously savory the 2014 is showing wonderful complexity for its 6 years maturation while retaining a youthful structure that warrants several more years discovery