I drank this on Christmas Eve, way back at the beginning of what became the Holiday Haze. Sorry for the abundance of Instagram photos lately! I’ve been a real blog slacker. I think the excessive amount of time spent in my jammies taking daily naps and watching bad TV has something to do with it.
So, this wine. It’s a unique one! Unique because it’s made from 100% Sangiovese grown in Napa (Atlas Peak specifically) and only 3 barrels were produced. Arnot-Roberts is one of my favorite California wineries. This 2009 Antica Vineyard Sangiovese stays true to their style- a new perspective on an Old World standard. Like making a remix of an original song that makes you forget about the original. There’s an echo of Tuscan hills but something totally fresh and new at the same time. I wish I had another bottle of this to lay down for a little while, because I think it’s just barely beginning to show its loveliness.