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  1. LA CHERTOSA 2018 SANGIOVESE RESERVE ( SAM SEBASTIANI'S) NEW WINERY SONOMA VALLEY 750mL

    Item #: i_200007
    Bottle Size: EACH
    GREAT NEWS SAM SEBASTIANI IS BACK IN THE WINE BUSINESS!
    ONLY 100 CASES PRODUCED EACH VINTAGE


    WINE ENTHUSIAST POINTS - "Sonoma Valley stalwart Sam Sebastiani returns to the winemaking fold with this small-production Sangiovese. A juicy study in robust, powerful tannins and fresh plum, it has a trace of anise on the back of the palate. Blended with 8% Petite Sirah and 4% Malbec, it spent a year in older French oak barrels and is a delicious California version of the Italian classic."

    FRUIT FORWARD WITH NOTES OF RED RASPBERRY AND DELICATE ROSE PETAL

    SHOWCASES HINTS OF SONOMA'S RED SOIL, SIMILAR TO THAT OF THE GRAPE'S NATIVE TUSCANY

    GOLD MEDAL
    -- PRESS DEMOCRAT NORTH COAST WINE CHALLENGE

    GOLD MEDAL
    -- SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION

    SILVER AWARD
    -- SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION

    SILVER MEDAL
    -- LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS

    SILVER MEDAL
    -- CRITICS CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION


    La Chertosa is named for the magnificent 14th century Renaissance monastery in the Tuscan valley of Farneta, Italy where the Sebastiani ancestral roots began. Here Sam's grandfather Samuele Sebastiani learned from the monks to make wine in the "Old World" style. Samuele came to Sonoma in 1893, and found that Sonoma closely resembled faraway Farneta in three ways; it boasted a mild Mediterranean climate, had the same Mediterranean red soils and was blessed with gently sloping hillsides. He founded Sebastiani Winery in 1904, one of the first wineries in California and employed the time-honored techniques taught him by the Carthusian monks in Farneta, to create in Sonoma, the winemaking style Sam continues in crafting the harmonic flavors in La Chertosa wines.

    La Chertosa wines can be purchased at fine wine locations in California, Nebraska and Colorado or by visiting www.lachertosawines.com. La Chertosa will release its Sonoma Valley Reserve Chardonnay, a Sonoma Valley Reserve Sangiovese, and the Amador County Zinfandel shortly. La Chertosa was chosen by Wine Business Monthly a "Hot Brand designation.
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