2012 Estate Sangiovese

 

Appellation: Sonoma Valley

Varietal: 100% Sangiovese

Harvest: Handpicked September 27, 2012

Brix at Harvest: 24.1 pH: 3.45 TA: 6.8 g/1 TA, using 35 pound lugs

Cooperage/Aging: 100% French oak barrels (50% new) for 48 months

Fermentation: Eleven days of fermentation, then pressed immediately

Alcohol: 13.2% by volume

Racking: Initially racked after first month; two more rackings prior to bottling.

Production: 100 cases

Suggested retail price: $35.00

 

Tasting Notes: Greve, located in the Chianti Classico region of Italy, is a sister city of the historic Sonoma, California. Similarities can certainly be drawn between the world-renown wine regions, which surround these cities. The Favero vineyards, for example, are tucked up in the hidden Lovall Valley, a sub-zone located in the hills northeast of downtown Sonoma. At an altitude of 800 feet, the vineyards are influenced by the dry air, steep hills, rocky terrain and integrated agriculture (apples, plums and olive trees), providing a comparable landscape to the Florentine hillsides surrounding Greve.

 

The process to make this 2012 Estate Sangiovese started at harvest with the selection of very ripe fruit. These flavors are still very pronounced in the bottle. In addition, aromas of rose petals, coffee, cedar and dark chocolate are combined with this big, luscious fruit, spice, and balanced oak. Food pairings range from Charcuterie and mature cheese plates, gourmet pizzas, beef, seasoned pork, and zest sauces. This is not a light wine by any means; 3-5 years of aging is recommended. All grapes were estate grown and no commercial pesticides used during growing season.

 

 

 

 

2012 Monte Di Sassi

 

Appellation: Sonoma Valley

Varietals: 65% Sangiovese, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest: Handpicked September 27, 2012

Brix at Harvest: 26.2 pH: 3.5 TA: 4.0 g/1 TA

Cooperage/Aging: 100% French oak barrels (50% new) for 48 months

Fermentation: Basket pressed, 15 days of fermentation, pressed immediately

Racking: Initially racked after first month; two more rackings prior to bottling.

Alcohol: 13.2% by volume

Production: 100 cases

Suggested retail price: $45.00

 

Tasting Notes:The Monte di Sassi red table wine is modeled after the Italian Supertuscan Vino Da Tavola--a blending practice which combines the profiles of both Chianti Classico Sangiovese with top-quality claret varietals common in Bordeaux (in this case Cabernet Sauvignon). In Italy, the blend is very well known from the Bolgheri region, an area located in the coastal zone of Tuscany. In comparison, Sonoma Valley's dry daytime heat and its close proximity to the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Allow these specific grapes to flourish in a fashion similar to those influenced by the Mediterranean Sea.

 

The 2012 Monte di Sassi is the latest and greatest Supertuscan -styled wine hand crafted by Favero. Rich aromas of blueberry, violet pastille, cocoa and fresh roasted coffee beans abound. The mouthfeel is luscious and loaded with dense flavors of fresh blackberries, bing cherries, and subtle earthtones. The long dry finish works well with matured cheeses, lamb, sausage, grilled vegetables, or pastas with zesty red sauce. Balanced structure provides the wine with agability in the 3-8 year range. All grapes used to create the Monte di Sassi are estate grown

 

 

 

 

2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Appellation: Sonoma Valley

Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Brix at Harvest: 26.2 Ph: 3.5 TA; 4.0 g/1 TA

Harvest: Handpicked October 9, 2012

Cooperage/Aging: 100% French oak barrels (50% new) for 48 months

Fermentation: Thirteen days of fermentation, then pressed immediately

Alcohol: 13.2% by volume

Racking: Initially racked after first month; two more rackings prior to bottling.

Production: 72 cases

Suggested retail price: $70.00

 

Tasting Notes: The 2012 Favero Cabernet Sauvignon is a winemaker's wine! Savor the briar fruit, hints of dark licorice and notes of mocha from the distinctive French Oak. The lush mouthfeel of intricate tannins with its lingering finish make this smooth, yet powerful wine, a favorite now and for years to come.

 

This elegant wine was hand crafted by Favero. All grapes used to create it were estate grown at the Favero Vineyards in the Mayacamas Mountains with desirable Eastern exposure. Well-drained, Tuscan soil produce the concentrated, structured tannins. The Favero vineyards are tucked up in the hidden Lovall Valley, a sub-zone located in the hills northeast of downtown Sonoma. At an altitude of 800 feet, the vineyards are influenced by the dry air, steep hills, rocky terrain and integrated agriculture providing a comparable landscape to the Florentine hillsides surrounding Greve, Italy a sister city of Sonoma, California.

 

Rich, velvety fruit is a trademark of this Cabernet. The long, dry finish works beautifully with matured cheeses, lamb, sausage and beef. The balanced structure provides the wine with agability in the 3-10 year range.

 

Aged in the cave that Fred Favero built himself in the side of the Monte di Sassi or Mountain of Rock that towers over the historic Sonoma Valley, the 2012 Favero Cabernet Sauvignon is a remarkable wine.

 

 

 

 

2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Appellation: Sonoma Valley

Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Brix at Harvest: 24.5 Ph: 3.5 TA; 4.0 g/1 TA

Harvest: Handpicked October 8, 2008

Cooperage/Aging: 100% French oak barrels (100% new) for 48 months

Fermentation: Fifteen days of fermentation, then pressed immediately

Alcohol: 13.2% by volume

Racking: Initially racked after first month; two more rackings prior to bottling.

Production: 24 cases

Suggested retail price: $175.00

DUE TO LIMITED AVAILABILITY THERE IS A 1 BTL PURCHASE LIMIT

 

 

 

 

Moscato Del Millenio (Non Vintage)

Our Moscato Del Millenio is a delicious dessert wine from a small vineyard planted on the southwest facing slopes of the estate at an elevation approaching 600 feet.

Suggested retail price: $28.00

 
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