-SIENA comes from our valley floor and mountainside vineyards. The fertile, deep soils of our valley floor vineyards give us juicy, rich wines, while our mountainside vineyards with their shallow, rocky, low-vigor soil add impressive depth, structure and concentration. Record rainfall in the spring was followed by a mild summer; July being the coolest its been in 50 years. All the mild weather led to grapes with higher acid levels at maturity, and which display fresh, vibrant, hand-picked-off-the-vine wild berry character. Harvest began late September, about three weeks later than normal, with the last grapes being picked in October.
SIENA is a Sangiovese/Malbec red wine blend consisting primarily of Sangiovese. Grapes are hand harvested and upon entering the winery, hand sorted and then gravity fed directly into tanks for five days of cold soaking. The wine is fermented on the skins for about 10 days until pressing, then individual lots are moved to barrels where they complete malolactic fermentation. After fermentation, the wine is blended and aged in new Hungarian puncheons and older French oak barrels in wine caves until bottled.