Don Angelo is a blend of these two Italian varieties of grapes in honor of our friend, Angelo, who introduced us to the wonders of the Province of Umbria. Located just East of Tuscany, Umbria is a landlocked province which produces great wines, wonderful olives, Perugina Chocolates and many, many other world class gastronomical delights. Monte Falco, a small town in the heart of Umbria is the center of the Sagrantino World.
We produced this wine using Sagrantino that we planted at our vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley and Sangiovese grapes we sourced from the Venturi Family Vineyard in Calpella, Mendocino County. Together they produce an exquisite wine that showcases the blend of these two great varieties. This wine has lovely round tannins, lively acidity, a dark red hue, aromas of dark stone fruits and berries and on the mid-palate, flavors of plums, dark cherries,cooked strawberries, berries, earth and spices.
Don Angelo is a nod to the old country and its cuisine. As a blend composed of varieties from both Umbria and Tuscany, Don Angelo pairs well with rich tomato sauces, pasta like pappardelle and meat sauces made with beef, duck, rabbit, grilled steaks, lamb, grilled eggplant, peppers and onions. Cheeses that pair well are earthy rich nutty blues like Rogue River Blue, aged sheep cheeses like Cusie Castagno and a good Fiore Sardo.
This vintage won Best of Class and Double Gold from Sunset Magazine in 2022.
Beviamo per la tua salute! To your health!
Varietals: 60% Sagrantino & 40% Sangiovese
Appellation: Mendocino & Sonoma Counties
Alc %: 15.3
Cases: 100 cases