(From 2013 Vintage) Siena has delicious aromas and flavors of fresh-picked blackberries, cola, cinnamon, cherry pie and vanilla bean. Sweet oak notes of spice, roasted marshmallow, caramel and vanilla complement lingering, bright red and black berries. Siena has tannins that are soft, harmonious and mouth coating with lovely viscosity, depth and a tremendous finish.
From our valley floor and mountainside vineyards, our vineyards for our SIENA are farmed in shallow, rocky, low-vigor soil that adds impressive depth and concentration of flavor intensity to the wine. A moderate summer in 2009 had our Sangiovese and Malbec grapes hanging on the vine up to two weeks later than usual. This extra hang time concentrated flavors and softened tannins. We finished picking all of the SIENA vineyards by the first of October. The result of this vintage year was vibrant and expressive wines that have great richness and elegance.
Wine Advocate(From 1993 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 99 on Jun-95
Wine Spectator(From 1993 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/95
Wine Spectator(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Wine Enthusiast(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast