2017 Foley Sonoma Fanucchi Ranch Sangiovese, Alexander Valley
Our 2017 Fanucchi Ranch Sangiovese is supple and approachable. Bright raspberry, cherry cola, and light mint aromatics dominate the nose. On the palate, abundant fruit and smooth tannins add a richer note to the wine.
Food Pairing Notes
Abundant fruit and smooth tannins add a richer note to the wine, making it perfect with a fresh spring salad and grilled salmon.
86% Sangiovese, 10% Zinfandel, 4% Grenache
10 months in neutral French oak
Our Sangiovese is sourced from our neighbors in the Alexander Valley. David Fanucchi planted this block on the hillside below his childhood home, allowing for excellent drainage and sun exposure. This east-west vineyard benefits from even ripening and balanced flavors. Following harvest, the grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks and then racked to French oak barrels. After aging for 10 months with regular lees stirring, the wine was bottled.
Harvest 2017 was an excellent vintage in the Alexander Valley. A relatively cool ripening season in August was followed by a four-day, 115 degree heat spike, which pushed all fruit that was on the fringes of ripeness well into full maturity. Luckily, grape quality was not compromised, and once the fruit arrived, it was fantastic to work with. Although the heat spike was much maligned at the time, all of our fruit, aside from a single block of Cabernet Franc, was in and processed by the time the fires hit at the beginning of October.
Only 48 cases produced