2017 - Fantasia

Inspired by the “fantasy wines” of Tuscany, Fantasia (fahnta ZEE ah) is a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet with its weight provides good structure and balance allowing the Sangiovese to retain its bright tones. Medium bodied, it finishes with great flair and length.

Vintage Notes Every vintage tells a story and Napa Valley’s 2017 is no exception. From abundant winter rains to cool spring weather, warm summer temperatures and October’s wildfires, this vintage may be more memorable than most. Plentiful winter rains helped refresh our groundwater and the vines and led to a cool, mild spring. An unusual hailstorm in early June had little effect on the overall crop. Due in part to these warmer temperatures, 90% of Napa Valley’s grape tonnage was harvested before the wine country wildfires started on October 8. Although the fires were a terrible human tragedy, taking lives and destroying property, the Napa Valley wine industry, its wineries and its vineyards were largely spared. Tasting Notes Dark fruit, dried herbs, floral and earth are well-knit in this structured medium-bodied wine. Aromas and flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, and red plum are laced with dried sage and violet and finish with a drop of cocoa.
  • Varietal 65% Sangiovese
    35% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • Vineyard 65% Soda Creek Ranch
    36% Silverado Vineyard
  • Harvest Info September 29 - October 2, 2017
    24.6° Brix
  • Skin Contact Average 14 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 14 months barrel age
    34% new French oak
    Overall oak profile: 100% French
  • Analysis 14.4% Alcohol
    6.46 g/L TA
    3.46 pH
    0.07 % Rs
    Bottled September 2019
    795 cases
  • Aging Suggestions 3-5 years peak; drink by 7-9 years