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Sonici2013_700

2015 Sonici, Sangiovese/ Cabernet Sauvignon/ Syrah

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Kaboom! Our blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah is i bang sonici—sonic booms of flavor: dark berry fruit tempered with a touch of briar. Pair with cured meat, dark mushrooms, stews, braises, or other deep, bold flavors.
Description

taly is strict when it comes to wine. For a Chianti to be a Chianti, for instance, it must contain specific percentages of certain grapes and can’t contain “non-traditional” fruit—Cabernet or Syrah, for example. Color outside the lines and you won’t receive DOC or DOGC designation—the mark of quality for the region.

In response, cutting-edge Italian winemakers bid “arrivederci” to the restrictions and began blending wines to taste rather than regulation. To distinguish them from lower-quality vino da tavolas, they coined the term “Super Tuscan” to describe them. Often Sangiovese-based, they’re more “new world” in style: big, juicy, and rich.

So is Sonici, our blend of Sangiovese, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s full of black cherry fruit, deep and dark—the kind you find stuffed into a coat of bittersweet chocolate. The Cabernet Sauvignon brings up the sophistication with a hint of the briar that so characterizes the grape. Tannins are concentrated enough to structure such a rich wine, but round to not be the least dry.

So why Sonici? It means “sonic” in Italian, as in “i boom sonici” or sonic booms. The first time we tasted this delightful blend, we thought “Wow! It's an explosion of flavor!” Boom, boom, boom...this one goes to eleven!

VINTAGE NOTES

2015 was notable for lower than average rainfalls in the spring and higher than average temperatures during the growing season. Because of Clarksburg's unique climate, Holland Landing cooled much quicker than many sites to provide optimal growing conditions throughout the season; dry farming in the past prepared the vines to manage with limited water.

Appellation:

Sierra Foothills

Blend:

75% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah

Alcohol:

14.8%

TA:

0.6 g/100 mL

Residual Sugar:

<0.10%

pH:

3.6

Malolactic Fermentation:

Complete

Barrel Aging:

18 months in 2-3 year old French oak barrels

Harvest Dates:

August 25 and September 10, 2015

Brix at Harvest:

24-25.5o

Bottling Date:

March 29, 2018

Release Date:

November 14, 2018

Cases Produced:

125

FOOD PAIRINGS

Pair Sonici with your richest, deepest braises, cassoulet with spicy sausage, any Italian red sauce, or a big, juicy burger—with fries and garlic aioli, please. If you’re still sipping after the main course, go ahead and break out the dark chocolate; they'll play well together.

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