When driving through the rolling, vine-covered hills of El Dorado County on a sunny Spring day, it’s hard not to conjure up images of the gently sloping countryside of Chianti. And as Sangiovese flourishes on those warm Tuscan hills, it likewise loves the well-drained soils and varied exposures offered by our Sierra Madre foothill terroir. This new release of Sangiovese shows all the structure and focus of the Italian version, but with the added power and deep ripe fruit that our California climate makes possible. Bold, ripe and polished, our 2015 El Dorado Sangiovese boasts black cherry, nutmeg, red currant and meaty-blueberry aromas with hints of nutmeg, tobacco and plum. The mouth-feel is flavorful and balanced with fresh acidity, fine tannins and cherry flavors. Enjoy this wine with a well-aged pecorino cheese, sausage and potato quesadillas, Tuscan Ribollita soup and roasted pork loin with rosemary.