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Ancient Oak Cellars Sappho – Berger Vineyard

The wines in our Reserve Series stand out in dramatic ways.  When we first tasted these wines in the fermentor, we were in awe.  These are wines that we are simply very lucky to be able to conduct in their journey from vine to bottle.  The receive extended aging in barrel and then again in bottle.

Sappho is known as the most intensely intimate of poets, ever.  This wine is a paeon to beauty, tenacity of fierce love, and the sensual.  Classic aromas of Merlot with some more complex, slightly spicy notes, and cocoa, finishing with nicely resolved tannins.  More than 24 months in barrel.

“Has a gamey, rather rustic nose with earthy/meaty notes dominating, and dried plums and blackberries in the background. Some balsamic notes come through on the full-bodied palate with soft tannins texturing the savory finish.​”  — Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


Wine Program: Reserve Series
Composition: 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Sonoma Mountain
Vineyards: Berger Vineyard
Cases Produced: 110
Alcohol Percentage: 13.7%
Vintage: 2011
pH at Harvest: 3.5
tA at Harvest: 6.3

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