Long Meadow Ranch Winery Releases 2005 Sangiovese
September 1, 2008, Rutherford, CA
Long Meadow Ranch announces the release of its mountain estate-grown 2005 Long Meadow Ranch Sangiovese "Peter's Vineyard." The organically certified fruit for the wine was harvested and crushed by winemaker Ashley Heisey on September 10, 2005 at Long Meadow Ranch’s AIA-award winning winery facility.
According to Heisey, “this wine has a youthful, brilliant ruby color in the glass. This is a riper version of LMR's Sangiovese, but it offers plenty of vibrancy and varietal acidity. The red fruits of cherry plums and black cherry are complemented by sweet spiciness, minerals, dried orange peel, leather and cocoa powder. This wine has a broad, full entry that becomes characteristically more focused on the mid-palate. The finish delivers a mouthwatering burst of red fruit and dried orange peel, which invites another sip.”
The wine was aged for 18 months in neutral French oak and shows a rich complexity that reflects its Tuscan heritage. The hand crafted balance and pleasantly moderate alcohol level (13.0 percent) make the 2005 Sangiovese a perfect complement to food, with particular affinities for roasted poultry, wood oven-baked pizza, and pasta.
Only 216 cases of this rare wine were produced from the certified-organic Peter’s Vineyard at Long Meadow Ranch.
Long Meadow Ranch began developing the Sangiovese vineyard in 1994, inspired by family friend, Peter Kraljic, who spent many seasons in the hills of Tuscany. His namesake, "Peter's Vineyard," is located at a 1000-foot elevation on a southwest-facing slope. The 3309 rootstock coupled with the small-cluster, small-berry "Rodeno” clone, are believed to comprise the first Sangiovese vineyard on a site in the Mayacamas Mountains.
2005 Long Meadow Ranch Sangiovese "Peter's Vineyard" can be ordered directly from the winery now at 1775 Whitehall Lane, St. Helena, California, 94574, (where permitted under applicable law) or through the website at www.longmeadowranch.com. (Toll-free: 877-627-2645) Retail price is $29.00 per 750ml bottle.
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