2015 Sangiovese, Penny Lane Vineyard
100% Single-Vineyard Sangiovese, Oakville, Napa Valley
This single-vineyard sourced Sangiovese hails from our heralded Oakville neighborhood, up Money Road to Penny Lane Vineyard, just a short walk north from our own vines. Venge Vineyards fans might remember previous vintages; well, Nils grabbed it for Saddleback! With a very pretty approach, Saddleback Sangiovese shows a clarity in the glass that nods at a prized purity of flavor. On the nose, find violets, tomato leaf, red currant. On the palate, rich yet delicate oakiness commingles with rich berries, balanced with light tannins and graphite on the finish. Its body is lighter than Cabernet, making it an obvious red choice as the weather heats up. Only 200 cases made! Posse wine club selection February 2018.