2011 AX-1 Release

Saturday, November 11th

You have been waiting patiently for years, and it is finally back! Our ultra-premium, club-only Sangiovese, the AX-1, officially releases on Saturday, November 11th. That's right, the 2011 vintage of AX-1 is back on 11/11.

Futures are available in the Tasting Room or by emailing Futures are at a special price of $34/bottle ($32/bottle for Big Nuts). Very limited quantities of AX-1 will be available. The 2011 vintage shows immense aging potential. Even now, at 6 years old, it has extremely bright acidity that will keep the wine lively for years, and potentially decades, to come.

A super-premium, Brunello-style Sangiovese, Noceto's AX-1 is the result of many years of experimentation to produce a California Sangiovese to rival the best Brunellos and Riserva Sangioveses from Italy. Gentle treatment has been the focus of the entire winemaking process -- from a gentle crushing of the grapes and a 10-14 day fermentation in new French oak puncheons to preserve the bright varietal flavors, to 36 months of aging in the same puncheon to soften youthful tannins and gently age the wine, and finally an additional 3 years of bottle aging. The result is a fruit-packed, full-flavored, complex wine with a lingering finish, exhibiting flavors of dark plum and cherry, leather, earth, and mushroom. It should pair well with rich dishes as beef stroganoff, cassoulet, Moroccan lamb stew, or steak au poivre.