2020 Stolpman Vineyards Carbonic Sangiovese ‘Love You Bunches’ Magnum

$50

Serve cold! The long 2020 carbonic Sangiovese harvest led to a wine that delivers immediate approachability. The typical Love You Bunches pizzazz of fresh red berry fruit and cherries that we all adore give way to lychee and pomegranate. Fleshier and softer than the more angular 2018 and 2019 vintages, the 2020 has a more cushioned mid-palate. Rico Suave!

Organic farming practices. 

Pair this with an afternoon on the patio and some tapas!

 

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Sangiovese

Sangiovese is Italy’s most planted grape varietal and can taste quite different throughout, depending on the region it is grown in. It is the key grape variety of Tuscany’s distinguished Chianti and Montalcino regions. Sangiovese is generally higher in acidity with hints of local earth and herbs including roasted tomato, balsamic and oregano making this wine a great match for you guessed it: tomato sauce. It is sure to stand up beautifully with your home-cooked Italian meal.  AKA “Prugnolo Gentile” in the Montepulciano region within Italy.

Central Coast, California

When we speak of Central Coast, CA were including numerous diverse regions from Santa Cruz down through Santa Barbara counties. This encompasses smaller areas such as Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, Monterey AVA, Paso Robles AVA, Santa Maria Valley AVA, Santa Ynez Valley AVA, and Sta. Rita Hills AVA. The Central Coast is responsible for many great value wines from a multitude of grape varietals depending on the climate within the specific designated areas. From the coastal AVA’s with influence from the fog and cooling effects, you will find Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The inland AVA’s are much warmer, like Paso Robles, so look here for outstanding Syrah, Grenache, Zinfandel, or Rhône-style blends.

Stolpman is a family-owned winery out of Ballard Canyon AVA that is dedicated to sensible farming & winemaking. They believe that they can create vibrant, site-specific wines, with a focus unique to Ballard Canyon AVA, California.

The Story behind the label: “The story of our new Carbonic Sangiovese label goes back to August of 2016, when our friends Emily and Patton Penhallegon served the 2015 vintage at their beautiful wedding in Flathead Lake, Montana. After their wedding we saw a picture posted of our Carbonic Sangiovese bottle. Under the bottle shot, framed by the Montana backdrop, the guest wrote “nothing says I love you, bunches – like Carbonic Fermentation.” That cute pun had us. Carbonic Sangiovese is way too fun to have a serious label! In my head, I saw a post-it note on the fridge, “Love You Bunches” – casually scribbled and totally personal. But to try and write it seemed forced to artist Kari Crist and I, so we hosted a contest at a wine club pickup party: the customer that scrawled “Love You Bunches” in the most magical style would win a free case. Thus, the label came to be.”

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