The Mosby Sangiovese has a lot going on! We detected amazing scents of cocoa, dried cherries, lavender and lilac; these delightful aromas progressed into layered flavors of crushed dark berries, spice and light oak. The full body of this release is nicely balanced by brisk acidity and smooth tannins, making it an ideal wine for food pairing. Our suggestions include beef or game ragus, tomato-based pasta sauces or spicy Tuscan-style chicken. This wine is ready to drink now, but will cellar well for three to five years.
We currently have 2012 and 2013 Vintages available
The Lagrein grape is named after the Lagarina Valley of Trentino, although it is now primarily grown at Gries on the outskirts of Bolzano.
An extremely rare grape in the United States, we know of only a handful of vineyards in California. Bill was able to procure these grapes from the French Camp Vineyard.
This velvety violet colored wine offers aromas of dark plums, cocoa and wild wood mint. The rich mouth feel and flavor of ripe black currants finish with soft tannins.
Enjoy this wine with rich red meat or mushroom-based dishes, such as roasted prime rib, Porcini risotto or stroganoff.
The Sagrantino vine is indigenous to the Umbrian region of Italy, particularly around the hill top town of Montefalco. The 2014 Mosby Sagrantino is estate-grown, a dark garnet-red in the glass, with aromatics of vanilla, elderberries and brambles. The rich, concentrated flavors are big and beefy, with root and tobacco notes, and the pronounced mouth feel is supported by firm tannins. Naturally, a candidate for red meats, pork or pungent cheeses. Fun facts: Pliny the Elder and Saint Francis of Assisi drank Sagrantino, and it is reported to have the highest concentration of anti-oxidants of any red wine. (So it’s good for you!)