2011 Centellinare Santa Barbara County

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Tasting Notes:

Winemaker Notes

The word “centellinare” is Italian for “to sip and to savor”, making it the perfect name for Tre Anelli’s proprietary, handcrafted Super-Tuscan-style blend.  Super Tuscan wines are Sangiovese combined with one or more French red varietals. The bold and beautiful 2011 vintage consists of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sangiovese. The nose of red raspberry and cola leads to a rich palate of Bing cherries, black plums, and cassis.  Centellinare and its well-integrated tannins pair extremely well with dishes like balsamic & rosemary marinated Florentine steak, sausage with polenta, or creamy saffron risotto.  Sip and savor some Centellinare today!

129 cases produced

50% Petite Verdot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Sangiovese

Varietal Characteristics

Petit Verdot, small in size but not in color, is known for its small grape clusters with dark inky pigment. This is typically used as a blending grape to give wines depth of color and longevity, something capable of aging for many years.

Cabernet Sauvignon, a noble grape and California’s king… This grape is full on flavor, with heavy tannins and lush, dark tones of cedar, forest floor, and dark fruit flavors of blackberry and cassis.

Sangiovese is a medium to full bodied red that has flavors of herbs, spices, dark cherry and floral tones.

Vineyard Source

Estelle Vineyard in the Happy Canyon AVA is a warm climate zone in the Santa Ynez Valley.  This vineyard site is optimal for many Italian grape varieties allowing full flavor development.

2011 Centellinare Santa Barbara County