2011 Buoni Anni Sangiovese
2011 Buoni Anni, Santa Ynez Valley
(1,295 six pack cases produced)
Our goal is to make classic Sangiovese that is dry, lean and complex. The typical Sangiovese aromas of spice and violets are here; complemented by ripe, earthy currants and black cherry. The wine has a wonderful silky texture. The tannins and firm acidity are present but integrated. Even though we are growing in one of the cooler climates in California we still get fully physiological mature grapes. The firm but benevolent framework means it’s drinkable now, as the acidity and smooth tannins have resolved after two years in large neutral French oak puncheons.
The 2011 Buoni Anni Sangiovese is a blend of many clones from the Estate (44%), Oak Savannah Vineyard (16%), Honea Vineyard (16%), Three Creek Vineyard (16%) and Stolpman Vineyard (8%).
Jamie and Julie Kellner have made a commitment to classic Tuscan wines. Partner in the project is wine maker Doug Margerum. The estate has been planted with numerous clones of Sangiovese and a bit of Pinot Grigio on the hilly slopes of the Los Olivos property. There are over 2,400 vines per acre along with the only plantings of Canaiolo and Colorino in California.