Gargiulo Vineyards AprileOakville 2001

Sangiovese from Napa Valley, California

Price: $25.99
Item No. 61520

Winemaker's Notes

The 2000 'Aprile' has a spicy perfume of cinnamon, anise and leather from the small barrel aging that integrate with the varietal aromas of cherry, plum and dried Mediterranean herbs. On the palate the aromas translate into a similar flavor profile that expand into a rich fruit character that hints of currant, black cherry and raspberry which is supported by the ripe tannins. For our interpretation of a 'Super Tuscan' we have blended Sangiovese with ~5% Cabernet Sauvignon to craft a wine with a deep ruby color, complexity and long, broad finish.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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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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