Monday, April 26, 2010

2003 Stolpmann Sangiovese Estate Grown, Santa Ynez Valley

I was lucky to find this in my stock to go with my handmade beef ravioli.  I made a delicious tomato sauce with garlic, onions, crimini mushrooms, parsley and fresh chopped tomatoes (a little wine in the sauce doesn't hurt).  Needless to say, the wine was perfect.  I did decant it and it brought out a its bouquet.  Santa Ynez Valley, where this vineyard is located has calcareous soils and ideal weather for sangiovese.  Stolpmann Winery is an award winning winery.  You will be extremely pleased with their other varietals as well.  These wines do well with aging.

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