Maurizio Castelli, our consulting winemaker, has been working with Blake Yarger, our winemaker, for nearly a decade. While their time zones may not always be in sync, they are definitely working under the “same moon.” This energy is the impetus for our new McEvoy Ranch Saimuun wines where Blake and Maurizio seek out interesting vineyards to handcraft wines.
Grown on organic vineyards in Maremma, near the Tuscan coast of Italy. The opening of our 2013 Saimuun Sangiovese begins with a sense of kirsch liqueur, musk, and dried strawberry. It then flows to more earthy tones including Porcini mushrooms, warm spices, and anise. The next layer of flavors unveil as tobacco, rhubarb, blood orange dipped in dark chocolate, black cherry, and a mouth-watering juiciness that brings you back for more. This wine has all the traditional Sangiovese qualities one expects – dusty, musky, and cedar – with firm tannins. Barrel aged for 18 months. 800 cases.