Periscope Cellars Sangiovese 2006

Sangiovese from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 97320

Winemaker's Notes

Made famous in the Chianti region of Tuscany, Sangiovese has had a slow start in California as growers and winemakers have worked to tame it's finicky nature. The daily hands-on farming of grower Bill Hubbert is reflected in the complexity and balance of this wine, which is 100% Sangiovese. In true Cal-Ital fashion, this wine bridges the styles of it's home and heritage by fusing fresh, complex fruit with layers of subtle spice and hints of earth. One of the greatest food-friendly varietals in the world, this wine shows it's true form at the dinner table.

Learn About Periscope Cellars

Located in Emeryville, CA and operating out of a WWII submarine repair facility, Periscope Cellars works with small, family growers with a focus on hands-on growing and winemaking to yield wines of unique character and quality. Distinctly non-traditional, we focus on unique blends created and consumed in the relaxed, “industrial chic” atmosphere of our tasting room, wine lounge and independent art gallery. Current Best-of-Class winner from the 2008 SF Chronicle Wine Competition.

Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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