2016 Aglianico, French Camp Vineyard Our block of Aglianico at French Camp Vineyard thrives in one of the warmest sections of the Paso Robles AVA. Nevertheless, it is often the last fruit to be picked in any given harvest, it ripens slowly, and retains beautiful freshness and acidity at relatively low sugars. Thick-skinned and intense, its brooding dark fruit dominates flavors produced early in fermentation. As the intensity subsides, floral and nuanced spice aromas emerge.
Tasting notes The 2016 French Camp Aglianico shows more classic Italian character this vintage, more structured and nuanced with delicate hints of earth and spice. The nose has notes of dried violets, blackberry, and game. Leather, peppercorn, and wild berries brighten the vivid and lively palate.