Sangiacomo Wines

Owner(s) Sangiacomo Family Vineyards
Web site www.sangiacomowines.com
 
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Sangiacomo Wines

The third generation of the Sangiacomo family has released its first estate wines from estate vineyards in Carneros, Napa and the Sonoma Coast with the 2017 vintage. Vittorio and Maria Sangiacomo staked the family’s flag in Sonoma with the purchase of the Home Ranch, a 52-acre fruit tree ranch, in 1927. The family’s next generation of Angelo, Buck, Lorraine and Bob Sangiacomo carried on the legacy by growing the apple and pear business and converting to premium wine grape growing in the late 1960s. Except for Bob, who passed away in 2006, the second generation continues to be involved daily in all aspects of the business. The third generation, Mike, Steve and Mia, grew up on the Home Ranch and today, along with their spouses, work to ensure high levels of quality in the family legacy

The Sangiacomo holdings have grown to 1,600 estate acres of vines in Napa and Sonoma counties. All vineyards are 100% certified sustainable.

The winemaker is veteran James MacPhail, formerly of MacPhail Wines.

Reviewed Wines

2016 Sangiacomo Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.5% alc., pH 3.63, TA 0.60, 87 cases, $55. Released May 2018. Sourced from Green Acres and Home Ranch vineyards. 50% Hyde and 50% Wente clones. Barrel fermented. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 25% new, with lees stirring every two weeks. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Boisterous aromas of buttery lemon, pineapple, toasted brioche and vanilla creme. Oily and polished in the mouth, with flavors of pineapple, banana, and festive oak. A ripely fruited style that is rich on the palate, yet possessing enough acidity to avoid heaviness. There is the slightest alcohol warmth on the finish. Score: 90. Reviewed July 21, 2018 ARTICLE »

2016 Sangiacomo Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.61, 215 cases, $60. Released May 2018. 40% Roberts Road, 40% Fedrick, and 20% Amaral vineyards. Clones 115, 667, 777 and Swan selection. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak with hand punch downs. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of boysenberry, spice, floral cologne and toasty oak. Soft and smooth in the mouth, with an intense mid palate presence of purple and black berry fruits. A hint of oak-driven spice and toast ply the background. The well-integrated tannins and juicy acidity compliment the wine. Score: 90. Reviewed July 21, 2018 ARTICLE »

2016 Sangiacomo Green Acres Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.5% alc., pH 3.65, TA 0.58, 79 cases, $65. 50% Hyde and 50% Wente clones. Barrel fermented and aged with lees stirring every two weeks. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 25% new, with lees stirring every two weeks. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Captivating aromas of lemon, pineapple, yellow apple, pineapple, kiwi, vanilla creme and nutty oak. More refined and vibrant than the Sonoma Coast bottling, with more uplifting fruit flavors of citrus and baked pear. Creamy and seductive on the palate with deft oak support. My only nit is that there is slight alcohol-driven warmth in this wine. Score: 92. Reviewed July 21, 2018 ARTICLE »

2016 Sangiacomo Home Ranch Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay

14.5% alc., pH 3.69, TA 0.59, 78 cases, $65. Released May 2018. 100% Wente clone. Barrel fermented and aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 25% new, with lees stirring every two weeks. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Seductive aromas of citrus peel and sea breeze captivate. Noticeable energy and vibrancy, offering bright flavors of citrus, apple, butterscotch and the briny hint of the sea. The mouthfeel is supple and cleansing rather than oily. Sophisticated and pleasing in every way, except there is a hint of alcoholic warmth. Score: 93. Reviewed July 21, 2018 ARTICLE »

2016 Sangiacomo Roberts Road Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.54, TA 0.59, 64 cases, $70. Released May 2018. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, hand punch downs, aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 33% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry reduction and toasty oak lead off. Discreetly concentrated in a mid weight style, featuring flavors of purple berry, blackberry, pomegranate and spice flavors. Very suave on the palate with cashmere tannins and some finishing purpose. There is some alcohol warmth on the finish. A bit of oak characters persist even when tasted the follow day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 91. Reviewed July 21, 2018 ARTICLE »

2016 Sangiacomo Vi Maria Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.57, 81 cases, $80. Release September 2018. 50% Amaral, 25% Roberts Road and 25% Fedrick vineyards. Clones 667, 777, Pommard and Swan selection. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, daily punch downs by hand, aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Invigorating aromas of black cherry, cardamom spice, fertile earth and a hint of toast and graham are revealed slowly in the glass. Rather bold in a mid weight plus style, but stealthy, with an abundance of boysenberry, blackberry and black grape flavors. There is a bit of umami in this wine. Sleek tannins lead to a satiny texture and the oak blends seamlessly over time in the glass. More enchanting when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 93. Reviewed July 21, 2018 ARTICLE »



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