2019 Camino Alto Aglianico

2019 Camino Alto Aglianico

2019 Camino Alto Aglianico

In 2017 we began working with a new Aglianico vineyard in El Dorado in the Sierra Foothills. This gave us an exciting opportunity to see how Aglianico plays out in a very different series of great California terroir. Camino Alto vineyard is located at 2800 feet in Granite Soils in the El Dorado AVA above Placerville. The days here are quite warm but there is a large diurnal temperature shift with cold night air draining from the upper Sierras.

Vinification

The Camino Alto Aglianico was picked in mid October. The grapes were crushed by foot and fermented whole cluster with nothing added. The wine was aged in neutral French oak barrels for eleven months and bottled without filtration.

Tasting Notes

Very dark red color with and electric ruby rim. The wine is powerfully aromatic and exudes aromas of violets, crushed raspberry, black pepper, and ash. This wine is full bodied and packed with fruit concentration. While it is a distinctly tannic wine, the snappy and generous fruit make for a more accessible Aglianico at this young stage.

$42 750 ml