2012 Estate Sagrantino Riserva
This is the reason we make wine.
An inspirational variety for us at DaVero, the 2012 Sagrantino is an incredible example of what this grape is capable of in California.
Sagrantino rewards patience: enjoy now but expect it to improve through 2030 and beyond.
In the best years, like 2012, we hold these in barrel for an extended period to allow them to develop, and label them as 'Riserva' with a distinctive label.
Planted on our estate Hawk Mountain Vineyard in 2001, the rare Sagrantino grape produces wines that are bold, complex, and age worthy. This is the most tannic grape in the world, capable of making powerful wines of incredible depth and finesse, with complex flavors and a bouquet like no other.
Hawk Mountain Vineyard
2012 was a remarkable vintage with 40-degree daily temperature swings across a long growing season - the ideal conditions for Sagrantino.
Note: available by allocation only