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Viansa Red Blend Sonoma County Samuele 2002

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Viansa’s 2003 “Samuele” Cabernet Franc is crafted mostly from Cabernet Franc grapes with traces of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot & Teroldego. Aromas of juniper and cedar combined with berries slowly float upwards out of the glass the tease the sensory smells. Fruit flavors of blackberry and blueberry form layers that mingle with nuances of vanilla from oak barrels. The wine is still very young and tannins are still present to ensure longevity. Awards: 2007 Gold Medals: California State Fair - Best of California & Best of Class Sonoma Appellation Tasters Guild Wine Competition - Double Gold San Diego International WIne Competition Orange County Fair WIne Competition 2007 Silver Medals: San Francisco International Wine Competition Critics Challenge Los Angeles County Fair West Coast Wine Competition Jerry Meads New World International Wine Competition Winemaker Notes: Cellar at temperatures between 55-65, enjoy now or cellar up to 3 years! Food Pairing: The 2003 “Samuele” Cabernet Franc is a great wine with any barbecue fare, meats roasted with herbs and garlic, and heavier Italian dishes.

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Viansa Winery:
Two decades ago, Viansa's founders fell in love with the land where our winery now is built. They couldn't resist the softly rolling hills, and they marveled at the soil and climate that promised to produce extraordinary wine grapes. They also keenly felt the desire to restore the acreage on the property that once had been wetlands but which had been converted to grazing land. They also knew... Read more
Two decades ago, Viansa's founders fell in love with the land where our winery now is built. They couldn't resist the softly rolling hills, and they marveled at the soil and climate that promised to produce extraordinary wine grapes. They also keenly felt the desire to restore the acreage on the property that once had been wetlands but which had been converted to grazing land. They also knew that because of their Italian heritage, another part of their dream would be to produce wines from Italian grape varieties. So it was natural for them to put their love of the land together with their ancestry and envision a Tuscan estate where wine, food and Italian traditions would be shared and celebrated in an unparalleled natural setting. It took time, but their vision began to take shape. They chose the highest spot on the property--the crest of a hill with far-reaching views of Sonoma Valley--as the site for the Italian-inspired villa. The hill also offered a variety of sun exposures, soils and degrees of slope for growing world-class wine grapes. They selected vineyard sites and began planting grapes and groves of olive trees. It’s no surprise that the climate in our vineyards shares many qualities with Alto-Adige, Tuscany and other winegrape growing regions of central and northern Italy. Work on restoring the wetlands took place along with creating the rest of the estate. Quickly - more quickly than imagined - the 90-acre preserve became home once again to native plants and wildlife. We take great pride in growing estate fruit as well as partnering with the best possible vineyard managers in Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Mountain and Sonoma-Carneros to ensure the best quality California- and Italian-inspired wines. Tasting Room Open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Read less

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Snooth User: Tonyjs077
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5.00 5
01/02/2008

Five glasses



Viansa’s 2003 “Samuele” Cabernet Franc is crafted mostly from Cabernet Franc grapes with traces of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot & Teroldego. Aromas of juniper and cedar combined with berries slowly float upwards out of the glass the tease the sensory smells. Fruit flavors of blackberry and blueberry form layers that mingle with nuances of vanilla from oak barrels. The wine is still very young and tannins are still present to ensure longevity. Awards: 2007 Gold Medals: California State Fair - Best of California & Best of Class Sonoma Appellation Tasters Guild Wine Competition - Double Gold San Diego International WIne Competition Orange County Fair WIne Competition 2007 Silver Medals: San Francisco International Wine Competition Critics Challenge Los Angeles County Fair West Coast Wine Competition Jerry Meads New World International Wine Competition Winemaker Notes: Cellar at temperatures between 55-65, enjoy now or cellar up to 3 years! Food Pairing: The 2003 “Samuele” Cabernet Franc is a great wine with any barbecue fare, meats roasted with herbs and garlic, and heavier Italian dishes.

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