2010 Noceto Sangiovese, Amador County 750ml 2-Pack
Noceto's flagship Noceto Sangiovese is modeled after the Tuscan Chianti – medium-bodied, fruit-packed, easy-drinking, well-balanced, and highly versatile with food. This wine is widely regarded as "the best Sangiovese in California." (Dan Berger, Darrell Corti, Mike Dunne, Elaine Taylor). The 2010 vintage is Noceto's 21st vintage release. Grapes were sourced from 16 separate lots of six different clonal selections. Each lot was harvested and fermented separately, then later selectively blended. The resulting blend is 100% Sangiovese and consists of 61% estate grapes, 26% from neighboring vineyards, and 13% from the Gemilli Vineyard in Hollister.
2009 Riserva Noceto Sangiovese, Shenandoah Valley 750ml 2-Pack
Noceto's answer to a Brunello style Sangiovese, the Riserva displays classic Italian Sangiovese characteristics with a hint of California. With more body and complexity than the regular Noceto Sangiovese bottling, the 2009 Riserva Noceto Sangiovese displays a medium-deep crimson color, with red cherry and cranberry fruit aromas that lead to rich, dark cherry-berry flavors. The palate is accented by subtle oak and spice.