Buonianni Sangiovese 2009
This is classic Sangiovese in all of its varietally complex glory. We set out to make a wine more like Rosso de Montalcino dry, lean and complex. The typical Sangiovese aromas of spice and violets are here; complemented by ripe, earthy currants and black cherry. The wine has a wonderful silky texture. The tannins and firm acidity are present but integrated. Even though we are growing in one of the cooler climates in California we still get fully physiological mature grapes. The firm but benevolent framework means its drinkable now, as the acidity and smooth tannins have resolved after two years in large neutral French oak puncheons. There is a miniscule bit of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the wine.