We made this wine in honor of our dear friend Angelo who introduced us to the wonders of the province of Umbria. Located just east of Tuscany it is a landlocked province which produces great wines, olives, wheat, chocolate, and many other world class gastronomical delights. Montefalco, a small town in the heart of Umbria, is the home of the Sagrantino grape and wine.
“Don Angelo” Italian blend is made with 2/3 Sangiovese and 1/3 Sagrantino. Sangiovese is the signature grape of Tuscany and Sagrantino is becoming the signature grape of Umbria. Don Angelo Italian blend is a wine with medium tannins and has a deep red almost black hue. The flavor profile boasts of plums, blackberries, dark cherries, cooked strawberries, earth and spices. Our wine is made with Sagrantino from our ranch in Dry Creek Valley and Sangiovese from the Venturi Vineyard in Calpella, California.
Don Angelo is a nod to the old country and its cuisine. As a blend of fruit from Tuscany and Umbria, Don Angelo pairs well with rich tomato sauces, pastas like ravioli and pappardelle with meat sauces made with ground beef, duck or rabbit. Don Angelo also pairs well with grilled meats, grilled eggplant, mushrooms, peppers and onions.
Varietal: 67% Sangiovese, 33% Sagrantino
Appellation: Mendocino County & Sonoma County