Hidden Valley Vineyard
2011 Illuminatus Sangiovese Reserve
A severe Spring frost and an unusually long, cool growing season was a challenge for many growers in 2011. We were spared – due to either our Templeton Gap micro climate or pure luck. While the yields were light, the fruit quality was spectacular. A sustained October heat spell ripened our Sangiovese grapes to perfection. The wine was aged for 18 months in 50% one year old French Oak and 50% neutral oak. Complex and balanced, the 2011 Illuminatus drinks beautifully and has tremendous aging potential.