2018 Marianello Cielo Rubio
Santa Barbara County
Aged 24 months in older, neutral French and American oak barrels
Our 2018 Marianello Cielo Rubio is a Super Tuscan-style blend made up of 40% Sangiovese (35% Estelle and 5% Sanger Estate), 15% Sanger Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Sanger Estate Merlot, 15% La Presa Petite Sirah, 10% Sanger Estate Petite Sirah, and 5% Sanger Estate Petit Verdot. After letting this elegant blend open and breathe, you are welcomed by toasty aromas of blackberry, sweet spice, and violets which lead to a bold dark cherry palate. With firm youthful tannins this would pair perfectly with a gorgeous prime rib or spaghetti and meatballs
Sanger Estate Vineyard is nestled in the eastern-most section of the Los Olivos District AVA, and is south facing. This orientation allows more direct sunlight, yielding grapes (and ultimately wine) with more full flavor and of higher caliber.
Food Pairing Notes
Pizza, pasta, and lasagna