2015 Sangiovese, Penny Lane Vineyard
Posse-Only, March Release: 100% Single-Vineyard Sangiovese, Napa Valley
New Release. This single-vineyard sourced Sangiovese hails from our famous 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 back! 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 comingles with rich berries, balanced with a 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!